Harvey police raid alleged drug house

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

HARVEY, Ill. (WLS) -- Police south suburban Harvey used surveillance video of an alleged drug deal to arrest a man they have suspected of supplying their city with drugs.

Harvey Deputy Police Chief Michael Neal said inside the house officers what and whom they were looking for: heroin, drug paraphernalia and packaging materials and 24-year-old man with prior drug convictions.

The man's girlfriend was also arrested Thursday.

Police said surveillance video captured the man selling pot Wednesday. Deputy chief Neal said when police have a case, they pounce.

"We pretty much have a good handle on a drug problem in Harvey," he said. One neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said it was good to see police taking action.

"Just to have them out here doing this today is good for the block, is good for the neighborhood," one person said.

Harvey, which has 30,000 residents, is experiencing its lowest crime rates in 18 years. The police department beefed up its numbers, going from 22 to 72 officers in just 11 years.