MOUNT VERNON — John Francis is fed up.
At Monday’s City Council meeting, Francis, who represents the Second Ward on the west side of town, said he “will do everything in his power to make life miserable for drug dealers.”
He and his wife have found drug paraphernalia, such as broken pipes, on the railroad tracks near their house. He has seen adults in their 20s riding bicycles through the neighborhood at 2 a.m.
“They looked to be about 22 to 28. I don’t think they’re just out ‘buddying about’ the neighborhood on their bikes,” he said.
He has frequently seen cars pulling into the old American National Can property, stay there 15 minutes, maybe meet somebody, and leave.
He once broke up a drug deal in his front yard.
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