New department to identify public nuisances

New department to identify public nuisances

TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) - The Trumann Police Department is teaming up with several agencies in the city to help combat drugs.

In a news release from the department, they partnered with the mayor's office, city works, city attorney's office, Department of Correction (Probation and Parole), city code enforcement, and the housing authority to create a Civil Enforcement Division.

The primary focus for the CED is to look for properties that are selling, storing, keeping, using, or giving away drugs.

The news release said that type of activity is a common nuisance per state law.

Efforts will be made with the landlords to stop such activity.

On Friday, police informed the tenant at a home in the 500-block of Ellis Street in Trumann that their property had been abated by the Poinsett County Circuit Court.

A sign was placed in the on the property that read:

"This property is declared a public nuisance: The Circuit Court of Poinsett County has custody of this property and all persons upon the property are subject to search by Trumann Police Department: Convicted felons are banned from this property."

The property will then remain in the custody of the Poinsett County Circuit Court until it is no longer deemed as a public nuisance.

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