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We can't give enough thanks for the men and women of MPD 6th District. I received word from TACT Unit that there was a drug bust in Fairfax Village. The offender was trying to take over for another drug dealer, who is currently serving jail time for possession with intent to distribute, that used to work the 38th and Alabama corner. They recovered a lot of marijuana and money. That's all the details I have at this time.
Thank You... Thank You.... Thank You.
MPD did their part and we need to do ours. If you are interested in assisting with writing a Community Impact Statement (CIS), please email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I can put you in touch with a group of citizens committed to fight. The CIS will be signed "Concerned Members of the Community" so it is completely anonymous.
What is a CIS? A CIS is a statement from the community describing the impact of the offenders crime on the quality of life. Once the offender is found guilty (by plea or ruling), the US Attorney's Office provides the CIS to the judge to consider for sentencing.
Can the CIS really make a difference? YES. Several member of the community banned together to write a CIS for a known drug dealer living in Fairfax Village. As a result of the efforts of a few committed citizens, that person is serving 210 days in jail with 180 days suspended sentence. When he is released he has 2 years probation and a stay away order from Fairfax Village.
But what if the person retaliates? We can lay down and accept this behavior or we can come together as a community and fight.