Sailors Involved in Recent Drug Busts

In recent news, word of an ongoing sting operation were released with the results of those involved. But it wasn’t your average, run of the mill criminals this time. Included in the busts were US Navy Sailors along with some 30 other people as well. And it wasn’t in an average troubled neighborhood either. It was in one of the many San Diego area off-base housing sites.

Officers posing as buyers seized two pounds of crystal methamphetamine, a half a pound of powder cocaine, one gram of heroin, OxyContin and Ecstasy pills and more than 400 marijuana plants during the three month investigation. Also seized were $19,000 and seven guns, including several semi-automatic handguns. (FULL STORY)

Now while I’m not surprised as to the involvement of Sailors, I am surprised that folks who were living in the military housing allowed something like this to happen in their neighborhood. The reason that I choose not to live in military housing is the same as to why this should have never occurred in the first place: Folks talk a lot about their neighbors in housing areas and the gossip mill is in overdrive. I would expect that the busy-bodies of the neighborhood prevented this from happening in the first place.

Now myself, I’ve been in the Navy for 15 years and most of that time has been spent in San Diego. I’ve seen plenty of people get in trouble for testing positive for drug use. Most of the time I’ve missed the signs of drug use in people that I work with that have tested positive. But I know from personal experience if there is drug activity around my home and my family, it’s not going to last for long. I cannot fathom how folks let this happen under their noses, no pun intended.

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