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Video Surveillance Helps Battle Drug Crimes

Reported by: Send eMail Dave Benton
Reported: Jul. 9, 2014 11:25 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 9, 2014 12:51 PM EDT
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West Huntington , Wayne County , West Virginia

A popular spot for drug activity in Huntington will soon be monitored by video cameras.

City leaders said on any given day it is not surprising to see drug deals going down at Westmoreland Park.

The Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District will soon install video cameras throughout Westmoreland Park, just as they have at Harris Riverfront, Rotary Park and Ritter Park.

The goal is to send a strong message to drug dealers.

"We identify the problem in one park, put up the cameras and signs warning people there is surveillance going on and they leave," Kevin Brady, executive director of the GHPRD, said. "Ultimately our goal is to have them at all the parks."

The cameras should be installed by mid-July.



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