Be careful what you wish for. After several posts extolling “bleeding edge” tech - my park’s new battery powered security cameras that don’t need wifi (and thus can be placed in odd-ball places) seem to have uncovered convincing evidence of active drug trafficking. Our staff and lawyers are convinced that we have stumbled on a trafficking ring. Yes we have reportred to the police - and given them everything (vehicle logs, names, detailed spreadsheets with times and sightings of what appear to be mules on foot and bicycle in the night). But the cops are giving us what amounts to radio silence.
We have one well known dealer under eviction (he slipped up and stupidly didn’t pay rent one month when he got angry at us) - but now, security cameras placed to stop people from illegal dumping and to quietly follow up on resident reports of strange pedestrians spotted at night - have in fact uncovered what looks like an organized distribution and transport ring.
We have two “unwanted” long term visitors to the park (not on leases) - each appears to be running one of these operations (not sure if they’re connected or not - one is a vehicle-based operation, the other a bicicycle/foot operation in a different part of the park).
I want to evict the home owners - or at least give them 5 day notices to get rid of the visitors. But the most experience I have with drug traffickers is watching movies. My lawyers are at a loss of what to do. It isn’t practical to hire 24/7 human protection for months on end. If we are stepping on someone’s income stream then I’m afraid of physical retaliation. Is that a stupid fear?
Is this where you go to the FBI and/or DEA?