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Release Date: April 4, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLARKSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT SHUTS DOWN
UNIT WITH DRUG HOUSE ORDINANCE
Clarksburg, WV - The Clarksburg Police Department announces the enforcement of abatement of an additional unit located at 655 ½ Mulberry Avenue under the City’s Crime Free Rental Housing Ordinance Article 1767, “Drug House” Ordinance. This is the 14th time the Drug House Ordinance has been utilized. The City has determined that illegal possession, delivery, storage, or trafficking of controlled substance or other drug activities were occurring.
Police Chief Robert Hilliard issued an abatement order and citation to Patricia Harryman property owner of 655 ½ Mulberry Avenue due to confirmed illicit drug activity.
Ms. Harryman is ordered to appear before the City of Clarksburg’s municipal Judge on or before April 18, 2019.
Under the provisions of the Drug House Ordinance, property owners are suspect to fines if they fail to take appropriate action to abate the problem after 30 days of notification. The Orders of Abatement contain compliance stipulations including: evicting problem tenants, other actions to prevent reoccurrence of illegal drug activity, and mandating criminal background checks on future tenants to insure they are free from convictions for prostitution, illegal gambling, illegal possession, storage, or delivery of or trafficking controlled substances, or other illegal drug activity. The City Drug House Ordinance applies to owners of both rental and owner occupied property.
Contact: Robbie Hillard, Clarksburg Chief of Police (304)624-1623 firstname.lastname@example.org