I moved to Dallas a few months ago, and started hearing about a drug that I hadn't heard of before. It is called "Ice". Evidently, it is a methamphetamine, and extremely addictive. I have been hearing a lot about it on the news, and doing my own research on the net, it is evidently more addictive that Heroin and Crack. It is causing an increase in crime, as people will do ANYTHING to get the money to buy more to support the habit.
I am living in an apartment complex, and there are 2 drug dealers here that sell the stuff. There is foot and car traffic all night long, and a lot of the people that come in to the complex act really freaky. I am at the point that I am afraid to even let my dog out to go potty, because so often when I go outside, almost inevitably there will be someone, or a group of people coming into the complex to buy from the dealers. The dealers themselves are really weird, they come outside in their underwear, eyes as big as saucers, and act as if they are floating. There have been at least 3 instances of gunshots fired either on the property, or on the sidewalk and street in front of the property. The police have been out here with AK 47's, because of a dealer who didn't live here waving a gun outside. I have received calls from a neighbor friend who is so scared she calls crying when these things happen. We have called the police on several occasions, yet most of the time they never even show up, and if they do, it takes anywhere from 1-3 hours to arrive.
7 vehicles have been broken into here since my S.O. and I moved in here in Sept., including both of our vehicles, windows smashed and all, and have stolen our car stereos, and other things that were in our vehicles, and have also had stuff stolen off our 2nd floor balcony.
We, along with others in our complex have tried telling the apartment manager, but she already knows about the problems. The 2 drug dealers have been living here rent free for several months, yet she will not get rid of them. She tells everyone to just look the other way and ignore it. One night, I was going to let my dog out, and there was a guy crouched, shooting up with a syringe not even 8 feet from our front door, it freaked the sh*t out of me, and told the manager the next day, and she used the excuse, "don't worry about it CJ, maybe the guy had diabetes". These are her typical responses.
I have called crime watch here in Dallas for our neighborhood. They refer me to the DEA. The DEA says that they only will deal with problems such as someone bringing in 20-30 pounds of "Ice" in at a time, so they refer me to the Local police. I call the Local police, and they refer me back to the DEA. I finally found a police officer who said he is willing to help, as he went through his records, and admits that their is a big problem in our complex, but now at this point, I am so depressed and scared that I am afraid to get involved. I do not want to get shot and killed for ratting these people out, yet if I do not, peoples' vehicles will still continue to get broken into, and it is only a matter of time until someone gets hurt or worse from all of the drug traffic itself, and all of the guns on the property.
An easy response would be to just move. Not so easy as it took almost everything to move across country, and since being here having to come up with insurance deductibles of $500 each occurence to have windows replaced, busted dashboards, etc. I just want a peaceful living environment.
It is getting so bad that I have an appointment to get on antidepressants to try to deal with these issues, but I can't see them even working if I am still surrounded by stuff that is so scary as this is.
Does anyone know of any other Drug agencies or Law enforcement agencies that can help and yet still allow me to stay anonymous? I am so afraid that I would be made to testify against them, as it would make me more afraid that they would seek revenge. There is already someone I know that lives here in secrecy that has a "hit" out against him because he pissed some dealers off.
I am so sorry for sounding like I am complaining, but I have no one else to talk to.
Should I just ignore the situation, and hope for the best?