Roanoke Police target second neighborhood for drug dealers

Roanoke Police are targeting a second city neighborhood in efforts to clear out drug dealers — and make those neighborhoods better places to live. The first one was Hurt Park, and police say the crime numbers have remained down across the board there since last year’s targeted program. The “Drug Market Initiative” also offers young first-time offenders opportunities for education and job training instead of jail and a criminal record. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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