Drug Free Zone Declared in Southwestern Petworth

I noticed when I got home last night that the section of southwestern Petworth around the Metro has been delared a drug free zone — beginning at midnight tonight and ending on midnight, April 6th.

For those having difficulty reading the boundary statement, I’ve included it below:

Starting in the northwest corner of the zone at the intersection of the curbline on the east side of Georgia Ave., NW and the curbline on the south side of Randolph St., NW, proceed east along the curbline to the intersection of the curbline on the south side of Randolph St., NW and the curbline on the west side of 8th St., NW. Proceed south along the curbline to the intersection of the curbline on the west side of 8th St., NW and the curbline on the north side of Rock Creek Church Rd., NW. Proceed west along the curbline to the intersection of the curbline on the north side of Rock Creek Church Rd., NW and the curbline on the east side of Georgia Ave., NW. Proceed north long the curbline, finally returning to the starting point.

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3 Comments on “Drug Free Zone Declared in Southwestern Petworth”

  1. Lanisa Says:

    Thanks for sharing.

    What does it mean? Cameras? More enforcement? Curfews?
    Helicopters?

  2. Kent Says:

    Here is the response from MPD 4D Commander Missouri:

    The DFZ is a tool we use to deter illegal drug activity. The DFZ allows us to keep people from congregating for purposes of illegal activity. There will be concentrated police presence during the DFZ dates.

  3. jterry Says:

    They had one of these around Irving and Kenyon streets last summer. Frankly, I’m rather skeptical of broad police authority to round up 2 or more people at once based on a fairly liberal definition of suspicious activity. I wonder if MPD has any data that shows these things actually work.


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