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LPD seize pot, weapon, cash at Federal housing unit

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{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=3|imageid=203|displayname=0|float=left}Were taking evidence to the grand jury at a later time and they will look at that, his criminal history and other things, Bowen said. The subject is facing several felony and misdemeanor charges as well as eviction from the Lebanon Housing Authority for the illegal drugs.


Bowen said the identity of the resident of 140 Upton Heights is not being released at this time as he was not arrested and no charges have been filed.


In addition to Narcotics Detectives, credit for the bust is going to Officer Dana Sandefur who was placed in Lebanon Public Housing full-time in April. Bowen said Sandefur spends his entire eight-hour shift patrolling the public housing neighborhoods.


An earlier drug-related arrest made by Sandefur allowed him to glean information about Wednesdays bust, which he sent to the LPDs Narcotics Unit.


Sandefurs position is fully funded by the Lebanon Housing Authority.


Its working out well so far, Bowen said of the one-year agreement signed between the city and LHA to place an officer in the public housing areas.


Weve received good feedback from the housing board and the residents there, the chief added.


The agreement approved by the Lebanon City Council and LHA places a full-time officer in the public housing areas for one year. Bowen said after that time officials would look at the positions effectiveness and reevaluate the agreement.


Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at phall@wilsonpost.com.

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