October 3, 2013, 3:02 pm
VANCOUVER -- Neighbors in the Glenwood area have been waiting for this early morning wake-up call.
They've been so mad about the drug activity at a house on Northeast 124th Street for the past four years, calling 9-1-1 more than 100 times and taking about 1,000 pictures of people leaving the house.
"This place is busier than Chase Bank. Cars up and down the road all hours of the day and
night. Methheads, toothless freaks, hypodermics. This is nothing new," said neighbor Jeff Barton.
Authorities got a search warrant for drug trafficking. The Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force and the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team moved in before dawn Thursday to raid the place. The sheriff's department says heroin and methamphetamine were sold out of the home.
"Because of the nature of our work, the neighbors in this area have not been privy to all of the efforts we've gone through to get to this point in the investigation. Unfortunately, that's created the impression that law enforcement was not doing anything about this house. We have, and today is the result of those efforts," said Commander Mike Cooke.