Crack cocaine-dealing tenants evicted
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
Two crack cocaine dealers have been evicted from a London property by their housing association after causing neighbours misery.
asra Housing Group managed to secure the eviction after installing CCTV to monitor the comings and goings at the Southall residence.
asra had received reports from tenants of people visiting the house at all hours of the day.
The drug dealers also had a dangerous dog which had allegedly attacked local children.
asra team Leader, Ope Oladipupo, said: "We installed CCTV and counted the amount of times people visited the property. In one 12-hour period there were 46!"
At a county court hearing, the peddlers admitted selling drugs from the property and that they had broken their tenancy agreement. Eventually both ended their tenancies.
Crack cocaine is highly addictive and is classified as a Class A drug.
Ope said: "At a certain stage I thought that the judge would give us a suspended sentence, so when we got full possession I was very pleased because I knew our tenants could now sleep in peace and have now got their lives back."