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Councilmember: New law could enlist landlord help on drug houses


Grand Coulee is still considering an ordinance addressing the problem of drug houses.

Councilmember Tom Poplawski updated the council on the endeavor the city started looking at earlier this year. A nuisance or drug house, with a history of crimes occuring there, or of people being charged with crimes while staying there, could be boarded up for a year.

In such an instance, the city would report the house, and a Grant County Superior Court judge would look at the case to approve or deny the seizure of the property.

Poplawski said he has learned that since closing down a drug house would hav...

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