Other avenues exist to address drug houses | Letter to the Editor
February 5, 2013 · Updated 12:34 PM
For all those living in the vicinity of drug houses on Vashon, I would like to share a tool that was instrumental in quieting the activity in our neighborhood: taking notes and contacting King County Public Health and Environmental Services.
Law enforcement can operate only under stringent restrictions and often is working to establish a wider net. Hazardous waste going into our streams and soil is a real concern and often grounds for action. Google “meth lab cleanup” and inform yourself on the signs of drug manufacturing; talk to your neighbors and start to document.
In our neighborhood, the telltale signs were a Dumpster that erupted into flames eight feet high one night and an awful lot of midnight bulldozing going on in the yard. It is one thing for individuals to harm themselves, but to poison the water, air and soil is unacceptable, for ourselves and future generations.
— Nancy Eister