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Rise in drug activity keeping Strasburg PD busy

| April 7, 2022

STRASBURG (WJER) (April 7, 2022) – Police Chief Dave Warrick says the village isn’t immune from the drug issues plaguing larger communities.

Warrick told WJER after Tuesday’s council meeting that they recovered over 40 grams of suspected meth during a traffic stop back in March, which wasn’t unusual.

“There was a small amount located on another traffic stop within two days’ time in Strasburg. A month or so ago we got 40 grams of what we believe was cocaine and fentanyl, so a lot more drug activity.”

Warrick says property-related crimes and overdoses have also been on the rise, especially since the onset of the pandemic.

“I think people would be surprised if they really understood how many drugs are in their communities.”

The Strasburg Police Department doesn’t have a K9 officer, although Warrick says it may be something to consider down the road.

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