This is the moment police used electric saws to bust their way into a suspected crack house
as a huge series of raids across Merseyside and Cheshire took place this morning.
He said dealers and the people behind crack houses
should "look over their shoulders" as the operation gathered momentum.
Since August last year, the neighbourhood policing team has successfully applied for the closure of three crack houses
, including a house in Durham Road in August 2008, and houses in Tithe Barn Road and Wrensfield Road in November 2008.
Officers working in partnership with Wrexham Borough County Council also obtained a closure order on a crack house
in Y Wern, Wrexham.
Hardy, 25, was arrested in London in November 2006, 12 months after police closed down the crack houses
, while his partners in crime were already behind bars.
Existing laws used to close crack houses
and other drug dens will be the model for a new power to cover any property - including houses or business premises.
Karen Briggs, 40, claimed she injected her 16-year-old daughter Emma to stop her going to crack houses
The -massive operation followed three months of intelligence gathering to identify crack houses
and illegal gun owners.
But suppose the creator of Ghettopoly--a game saturated with racist stereotypes of malt-liquor swigging "playas" competing to build crack houses
using the proceeds gained by committing street crimes--was black.
We have $500,000 homes, rooming houses, crack houses
and homeless people."
From the Chicago Tribune: "A new board game called Ghettopoly in which players try to amass stolen property and crack houses
is selling briskly despite criticism that it mocks poverty and misfortune in the African American community.
Joe Biden (D-Del.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) crafted a bill making the promoters criminally liable for drug use in much the same way that people who own crack houses