December 1st, 2011
A 47 year old tenant found dead in November.
Local residents saying the house has been a long term irritant in the neighbourhood.
Some calling it a known Crack Den.
The province’s Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods southern Alberta team (called “SCAN”) began investigating the residence a few years ago.
In Feb. 2011, a judge ordered the house shut down for 90 days after the owner failed to cooperate with police. Then the house was sold to new owners who let the previous owner move back in as a tenant(!), police said.
After the November homicide SCAN applied to the courts for another 90-day order. It was granted and takes effect on December 2nd, 2011.
The property won’t be closed under the new order, but the previous owner is required to leave the house and the new owner must get approval from SCAN before renting out any rooms, police said.
Police continued to watch the home and soon had another complaint about increased traffic and soon launched another investigation.
Albertans who suspect a property in their neighbourhood is being used for illegal activity need to contact SCAN toll-free at 1-866-960-7226 (SCAN) or online at www.scan.alberta.ca.
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