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Signs of Drug Activity

The following are indicators of possible drug activity:

  • Excessive foot traffic to/from a house or property
  • Loitering in/around a house or property
  • Frequent and/or unusual traffic patterns at a house or property
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia (syringes, baggies, etc.) in the area
  • Strange smells coming from the house or property
  • Threats of intimidation
  • Gang and/or criminal activity in a neighborhood
  • Graffiti on structures in the area 

What should I do if I suspect drug activity in my neighborhood?

  • DO NOT confront the drug dealer or others visiting the house
  • Talk to the police officers that routinely patrol your neighborhood
  • Document activities related to the suspected drug activities 
  • Start a Neighborhood Watch or build a cooperative effort with other neighbors - there is safety in numbers.

Additional Resources

Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma

National Neighborhood Watch, National Sheriffs' Association

National Crime Prevention Council

National Night Out Campaign




Special Announcements

  • National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes policy-community relationships.
  • Neighborhoods across the country participate in the event, which is held on the first Tuesday of August.