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I don't know what to do about the drug dealer next door..

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movingonup2015 Mon 29-Feb-16 13:08:02

I don't really know where else to put this other than in property so apologies if its in the wrong place.

I have an issue with the people living next door to me, I don't really have anything to do with them other than the occasional hello, I haven't told them anything about me and I have never asked anything about them but whenever they catch me going in/coming out of my house they seem to want to chat endlessly about whats going on in their lives.

I am a polite person and have never had the courage to tell someone to just go away so I've always just stood there and listened to them blathering on but never offered any interest in what they are saying other than nodding and offering the occasional "oh dear" if something bad has happened.

So anyway the other day the bloke next door comes outside and caught me going to my car, sauntered over and started telling me all about his new job. So me being the polite and naïve person said "oh right that sounds good" to which he replied well its doing something I should be doing really im selling drugs..

I just stood there open mouthed at what he had just told me and didn't really know what to say other than "but you'll go to prison if you get caught" to which he started blathering on about how he knew how to avoid the police, he doesn't keep the drugs on the premises he hides them in a safe location where no one else knows about and has enough buyers that he goes and meets them or goes to their houses and only collects a small amount from his stash so that if he does get stopped the police cant do him for anything and just give him a slap on the wrist!

he told me the names of the people that he gets it from (nicknames rather than actual names) and im just stood there thinking why on earth are you telling me this?! my OH couldn't understand why I didn't just tell him to do one and that I'd report him but living directly attached to their property I feel they would do something if I started threatening to report them etc.

I told my other neighbour who was equally as distraught about the whole thing but said im in a difficult position now that hes told me pretty much everything if I report him he will know its me and I'd hate to think what the consequences might be.

I have to admit I have actually reported them to social services because of the way they scream and swear at their children and the fact I can smell them smoking cannabis in the house at all times. One child has a severe disability so how on earth social services haven't done anything about this I will never know. I'm not particularly worried about the social services reporting because that could have been anyone on my street as they are often stood in the sreet effing and jeffing at their children and anyone walking past the house can smell the strong smell of cannabis so it could have been anyone reporting them for that.

so I don't know what to do next, im quite worried about this whole thing, he also told me he has several regulars that come to the house to smoke it and stay over night. I am not here very often I only stay here around 3 nights a week so paranoid the people that are frequenting the place next door might clock which days im not here and break in. I bought an alarm on the weekend that rings my phone so that's some peace of mind I suppose but its making me feel unsafe in my own home.

Given my situation what do you think I should do? And why on earth haven't social services done anything presuming they have actually visited??

Hennifer Mon 29-Feb-16 13:17:24

Honestly? I'd move house and then report them.

Is this a possibility for you?

movingonup2015 Mon 29-Feb-16 13:35:51

I do want to move house but the chances of me selling it with the house next door are zero to none. Plus I would have to disclose any problems and I don't think putting down hes a drug dealer would make anyone want to buy it! Plus I've already told my other neighbour about it, so im guessing if I lied and said it was a wonderful place to live they could have comeback after speaking to the neighbour that I told shortly after moving in....

But anyway realistically I wont be able to afford to move for another year or 2 at least, there are lots of things wrong with my house that need sorting out and I need to save up after fixing everything before I can even think about moving again.

Finola1step Mon 29-Feb-16 13:41:49

I think he's pulling your leg. No one in their right mind would tell their NDN all about such business.

He's having you on. Or winding you up to see your reaction. Or he's feeding you bull shit to see if you call the police.

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Mon 29-Feb-16 13:48:07

You have to declare failures with neighbours - you haven't fallen out or had words - so you wouldn't be lying.

That said ask to speak to a community policy officer - explain your situation so they are on their radar - say you won't give a statement but offer information - police will do the rest

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Mon 29-Feb-16 13:48:11

You have to declare failures with neighbours - you haven't fallen out or had words - so you wouldn't be lying.

That said ask to speak to a community policy officer - explain your situation so they are on their radar - say you won't give a statement but offer information - police will do the rest

movingonup2015 Mon 29-Feb-16 14:53:15

I wondered if he was winding me up but my other neighbour pointed out that because I have been polite to him he has seen this as some sort of green light that hes in with a chance and is now bragging to try to impress me?? I really hope that's not the case the mere thought makes me feel sick!
Unfortunately he really is that dull that him and his partner seem to want to tell me everything including all the benefit scams they are currently pulling! I haven't done anything with this information (other than the social services) because im worried about the repercussions and don't know if they've been stupid enough to tell other people so dare not report them for all the other things for fear of any comeback.

I think perhaps I might go down the PCSO route as you suggested sally and maybe explain the situation...

wowfudge Mon 29-Feb-16 15:54:04

He sounds like a t*sser. I suspect they have had some contact with social services and are trying to see if they can find out who reported them by feeding the neighbour's this tale one by one in turn and seeing if anything happens. I can't honestly think that a dealer would tell you what they were doing unless they thought it would intimidate you or give them some hold over you.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Tue 01-Mar-16 10:22:13

Walter Mitty syndrome imo. No one could be that thick?

If he is, do nothing. He'll get caught soon enough if he is telling random people what he is up to.

Are you single? Maybe date a police constable for a few weeks smile

imwithspud Tue 01-Mar-16 10:28:52

He must be having you on. No drug dealer would be so open about what they're up to.

movingonup2015 Tue 01-Mar-16 11:58:11

hmm yeah it could possibly be a case of telling me to see if I'll do anything.. He has told me other things in the past which were shocking but turned out to be completely true which has made me think perhaps he just really is that thick!

Last summer he kept purposely throwing his football over my fence (I was watching him doing it) and then knocking on my door to ask for it back and each time rambling on about how it was his birthday and that he wasn't going to be doing anything special other than staying home and smoking weed all day... I don't know whether he was waiting for me to offer him a birthday cake or something?! I ended up just leaving the house for the afternoon as he was getting on my nerves, no one accidentally kicks a football over a high fence that many times!

Nope not single but I live alone...

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Tue 01-Mar-16 14:59:53

He probably that thick - he thinks he's clever -

I think he trusts you and maybe letting you know in case you want to do a few drug runs for your family and friends!! Might even offer you a discount!!!

We had drug dealing neighbours and they did exactly this along with all night parties - thought they were above the law -

As far as I know my parents never spoke to the police - but someone did eventually!!

movingonup2015 Tue 01-Mar-16 15:14:55

Yes that's what I think Sally he probably thinks he can trust me because I'm the complete opposite of the type of people he usually associates with and anyone else wouldn't give him time of day! What happened when the police were called did they stop it?

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Tue 01-Mar-16 15:17:36

They did a few raids - there were other issues - kids out in all weathers in just a nappy - on a busy road - fighting etc - we moved!!!'

They went though stages of being bolshy to quite to bolshy again!!

Do they own/rent/council?

Police may contact council - but that will means neighbours complaining and getting evidence ... Same with landlords - you're stuck if they own the property

NewLife4Me Tue 01-Mar-16 15:40:40

It's unusual for somebody to be shouting at anybody if they are weed smokers.
It tends to have the opposite effect like your description of him being friendly and always wanting to chat.
The fact the drugs are away from the family home is of good benefit to you as you won't have people coming and going all day long.
he also has his head screwed on about not carrying too much in case he gets caught.
I doubt the Police will want to know tbh, they don't round here anyway.
you walk down our streets and the smell is quite pungent, nobody is ever done.
I too think he's pulling your leg about dealing, maybe he fancies you and is trying to look big and clever.
You just don't go around admitting to drug dealing, I know quite a few, harmless enough. but they don't go around telling folk.

lalalonglegs Tue 01-Mar-16 16:58:43

He is either extraordinarily thick or, more likely, has some minor learning difficulties which means that he isn't very good at understanding social boundaries/being discreet etc - I think the business with the football/his birthday points to this. I suspect, if it is true that he is dealing, it won't be very long until things go tits up and he is caught.

If you want to speed things up, then you could shop him to the benefits line because I don't think it would be that obvious that it was you. Someone in the payments office could notice that a mistake has been made, for example, they don't rely on tip offs.

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