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City explores options to crack down on crack houses


If a house becomes a place where drug-related nuisances frequently arise, can a town do anything about it?

That question was raised at this month’s Grand Coulee City Council meeting, where Councilmember Mike Horne suggested at the May 15 meeting that the city look into adopting into its code something along the same lines as the city of Medical Lake has, where if a house is a crime hub and police are called there regularly, and multiple charges are filed, the property and home can be seized for a year.

Horne reasoned that adopting such a code is a way to create consequences for people w...

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