HISTORY OF TROUBLE.
The raids came after a schoolboy was almost killed after taking a cocktail of drugs.
It was believed the 14-year-old took methadone and valium.
Officers raided three homes looking for heroin, cannabis and valium.
In July last year, police joined Gateshead Housing Company in cleaning up Lansbury Drive, Rutland Square and Devon Crescent.
They served eviction notices on six families in a bid to crack down on problems including criminal damage, intimidation of residents, burglary, using imitation firearms, carrying weapons, threatening and abusive behaviour, and underage drinking.
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|Publication:||Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Sep 11, 2009|
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