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Quincy's biggest one-day drug bust in a year nabs 14

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The Adams County Sheriff's Department said 14 people were picked-up Wednesday night, accused of crimes ranging from meth making to pushing cocaine in the city's biggest one-day sweep in almost a year. 

Five other people were also served warrants Wednesday night, but they were already in jail.

"I thought this was one of the better neighborhoods in Quincy, and I was really surprised that it is anywhere," said neighbor Charolotte Johnson. 

Charlotte Johnson lives near 26th and Spruce where her neighbor was among the 14 people nabbed Wednesday night during a city-wide drug sweep.

"I don't associate much with my neighbors because you don't know because you're a little scared. You don't know who to associate with," said Johnson.

Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer has also heard those concerns and hopes Wednesday's sweep makes them feel a little more at ease tonight.

"I talked to the neighbors. They know it has been a problem and hopefully they are relieved for that arrest being made because they don't want that in their neighborhood as well," said Fischer.  

Many of the arrests were meth related, but there were also some cocaine charges in the sweep.

Fischer said this sweep is an example of how his department works with other law enforcement on the war against drugs in the tri-states.

Fischer said they're always tracking users and sellers to gauge new trends.

"You're always trying to gage, where's the numbers at, and a lot of times it will cause you to shift gears on what your concentration should be and a lot of it that we are tied up in is just general meth cases," said Fischer.

The Sheriff says if you suspect drug activity in your neighborhood write down descriptions of people, license plates and times of day when that activity is happening. Then, call police.

 

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