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Police: Wilmington house is hotbed for crime

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WILMINGTON -- Police say for more than seven years a Wilmington house has been known as a hotbed for criminal activity. Neighbors say it's an on-going problem in the community but police say it's not an easy one to clean up. Wilmington Police arrested two men Sunday on drug-related charges from a house on Montgomery Street -- and police say it's not the first time. They've arrested many offenders on drug-related charges from this particular home. The house has been the subject of more than 200 complaints from neighbors; 111 Montgomery Street is known for the sale and distribution of drugs, but police say they can't just close the home down. WPD Capt. Hickman said, "I know that community is fed up with that particular address and we get calls on that, and we investigate those calls, but we have to do it within the guidelines of the law." Police say residents have constitutional rights, so they can't just go in and seize property without probable cause. The owner of the house is an 86-year-old woman who isn't involved the drug problem

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