Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Progress?

The Washington Post reports that a task force of federal and local law enforcement have arrested 9 drug dealers from a gang called the 4th Street Mob. Yeah, that's right 4th Street Mob as in 4th Street, NW as in right in the heart of lower Petworth.

The Post says: "The suspects were part of a group known as the 4th Street Mob, a long-standing drug crew that has sold multiple kilos of crack, cocaine and marijuana from its base in the 4200 block of 4th Street NW, according to police and FBI officers. The group has been "shut down for business," the law enforcement officials said."

Holy cow, the 4200 block of 4th Street is right near where I live. Yikes. Let's hope this is a debilitating blow and not merely a nuissance for these dealers.

3 comments:

Joe Martin said...

Must be a reference to when two active drug houses existed on the 4200 block of 4th some years back. It's a very quiet block with no drug houses and has been that way for the four years I have lived here. Now we know there are problems on some other blocks nearby...

Joe Martin said...

Whoops! The Post article states it the 4200 block of 4th Street SE -- not NW.

Prince of Petworth said...

Thanks Joe! The Post made a huge mistake. The quote in this post was taken directly from the Washington Post's Web site. I have made a correction post again. Thanks again.