Coffee Grounds and White Powder

For those of you that don't know, I've had a sneaking suspicion for some time now that my neighbors are drug dealers. Why? Well, they have people over - all of the time. Nobody's that popular, okay? I've met the woman that lives there and she's pretty nice, but she was almost too eager to get to know me. One day I was coming back from work, and she caught me at my front door saying, "I've been trying to get ahold of you, you must be really busy!" Of course, she never explained why she wanted to get ahold of me. Interesting. She was also quick to make sure I was okay with a party being held at her place - testing the waters, I think. Making sure I wouldn't rat her out.

I've also heard that throwing shoes up on wires is a sign that you can get drugs nearby (and a really funny prank). Anyone know anything about this? In any case, one day a few months ago a pair of shoes was dangling in the tree right in front of our door. (The neighbor's door and mine are right next to each other because of the way the apartmens are arranged.) Then once the shoes either fell or were removed by the prankee, a plastic bag was tied to the same branch. Now every few weeks, if the bag blows out of the tree, it's replaced right away with another one. Anyone see this as odd?

A friend told me to watch if her outside light is on when people come over. I've noticed it on a few times, even during the day. I'm still working on this one - the results are inconclusive.

Today, a police helicopter was flying very low, circling our apartment complex. Consequently, there has been loud banging and talking from my neighbors. Coincidence? Maybe they just have people over again, innocently having a good time. Or maybe they are hiding the goods, worried that the Feds know what they are up to. Either way, I'm intrigued.

More details as they become available.

3 Responses to "Coffee Grounds and White Powder"

Eebs responded on 3/10/2006 10:29 AM #

Oh man... are you being serious? Because that's scary to me.

Erica responded on 3/10/2006 6:38 PM #

Yeah, I'm being serious. I don't know that there's any truth to my suspicions, but it's definitely odd.

Trish responded on 3/11/2006 7:47 PM #

Last year, I lived next door to some people who are EXACTLY the same (except they weren't as nice, and they didn't ask if it was OK if they were going to have people over and play really loud annoying music). I, too, had the suspicion they were drug dealers... well that, and I would always get a whiff of marijuana coming home... which isn't enough to implicate them as dealers, but it didn't help their case. I'd say follow your intuition!