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Wake Residents Concerned About Alleged Drug Activity In Area

Posted October 9, 2002 10:51 a.m. EDT

— Residents living in one rural section of Wake County fear trouble is moving in. They say drug deals are going down, ruining their quiet country lifestyle.

In the northern area of Wake County between Wake Forest and Rolesville, authorities say they have gotten a lot of complaints about drug activity. Sarah Irik just moved in two months ago. She said she has already seen law enforcement try unsuccessfully to arrest a drug dealer in the area.

"It is worrisome that my kids are here and close to that, and with drugs, you never know what can happen," she said.

Sheriff's investigators admit there is drug activity in the area. They claim one of the biggest problems is on on Shuford Road, just off Jones Dairy Road.

Residents say authorities are not doing enough to stop the problem, but investigators say they do patrol the area and have done some surveilance projects.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office say the best things for residents to do is be watchful and call them immediately if there is any suspicious activity.