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Dangerous drug den is a complex issue

Dangerous drug den is a complex issue

POSTED: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 3:30am

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 3:30am

Harris County officials plan to clean up the Haverstock Hills Apartments

Houston---Houston drug traffickers and gang members call it "Da Stock," as in, "Let's go to Da Stock and get some rock."

Police and prosecutors have another name for Haverstock Hills Apartments — they say the 700-unit hub for drugs, including crack cocaine, or "rock," is one of the most dangerous apartment complexes in Harris County.

"It's too dangerous, even, to go in and buy drugs," said Harris County sheriff's Lt. Jesse Incencio. "You'll get robbed."

Incencio and other deputies soon may have a front seat to the action as county planners mull putting a part-time storefront on the main driveway, near the only entrance and the only exit.

Rimmed with barbed wire, the massive complex in the northwest corner of Aldine Bender and the Eastex Freeway has been targeted for cleanup by Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos and other county department heads in a sprawling plan that has been kept under wraps since it was conceived 18 months ago.

To lean more about the cop's plan to stem the tide of illegal activity at Haverstock Hills, log onto The Houston Chronicle's website:


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