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Hoxie, AR -- Lauren Payne Reports

High tech help to fight crime

By Lauren Payne - bio | email feedback

"It ain't nothing to see somebody high ya know," said Dearl Jones.

Jones says there's no place for drugs in his Hoxie Trailer Park.

"I'm going to do everything I can to keep it that way," said Jones.

Jones is putting his money where his mouth is. 400 dollars for 3 security cameras and peace of mind.

"You can't stand and look out the window all of the time to see what's going on," said Jones.

Jones says he put in the park in the 80's, and says for the most part it's been very quiet.  He says he's hopeful these cameras will help keep it that way.

"It's going to let me know where the traffic's going if they're getting too much traffic in then I can put a little bit of investigating on it and see what it's all about," said Jones.

"At least he'd be able to know if anything would be going on," said Sarah Dobbs.

Sarah Dobbs lives in Jones Trailer Park and says she welcomes the installation of the cameras. Charlene Benson lives here too.  She hopes the cameras will keep all criminal activity, including drugs away.  She says she seen what drugs can do.

We watched the kids go without food...be locked out of their homes.  We'd hate to see it happen here," said Benson.

Law enforcement officials in the city and county say community members can be some of their strongest weapons in the war on drugs, in part by just reporting suspicious activity.  Park owner, Dearl Jones hopes to do his part.

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