Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon Second Ward Councilman John Francis is tired of seeing drug activity in his neighborhood and has vowed to make a difference not only in the city’s west end, but all over Mount Vernon.Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon Second Ward Councilman John Francis is tired of seeing drug activity in his neighborhood and has vowed to make a difference not only in the city’s west end, but all over Mount Vernon.

Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon Second Ward Councilman John Francis is tired of seeing drug activity in his neighborhood and has vowed to make a difference not only in the city’s west end, but all over Mount Vernon. Request this photo

 

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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Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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