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Friday Meeting Follows Up on Arrests, Mouse Problem at Clinton Peabody

August 03, 2018 - 8:16 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - They've driven out both pests, both animal and human, at the Clinton-Peabody Housing Complex. Tonight, the efforts continue to make life better for those living there.

Last month, the feds arrested fifteen people for running a fentanyl-trafficking ring out of the housing complex. And six months ago, residents said no one would listen to them about a rat infestation.

“It had a lot to do with the residential tenants there, and the management team. The communication was lacking,” says State Senator Jamilah Nasheed.

There was also a bad mice infestation that attracted a lot of attention about six months ago. Nasheed says 80 percent of the mice are now gone, and the arrests were effective.

“I think the raid rid that community of a lot of those trouble makers who were out selling dope and everything, I think they busted like 20 people, they took 20 guns out of there. I think that when people see that the law enforcement is actually stepping up to the plate and doing all that they can to reduce crime, I think everyone looks at it as a win-win,” she says.

Tonight, the police will give an update on their crime-fighting efforts, and also the F.B.I., D.E.A., and U.S. Attorney.  They're also looping in the Department of Health, Kingdom House, and SLATE the job agency.

Tonight's meeting is from 6 to 8 at Peabody Elementary.