So...My neighbors across the street are fairly reclusive. They both work, and have two sons. The oldest is about 20...sometimes he lives there, sometimes he doesn't. Now, he is staying there. And he sells drugs.
How do I know this? I don't. But 1 plus 1 equals 2. As soon as the parents go off to work, cars start to pull up. They often go to the side gate in the yard instead of the front door. They get on their cell phones as soon as they park, to announce their presence. He comes out to meet them. They drive around the block or whatever for 5 minutes, and they come back. He goes back inside,,,they drive away.
One of my neighbors has a kid about the same age that was getting heroin from this neighbor. I have watched innumerable transactions unfold, and the guy is not selling weed. If he was, I couldn't care less. But heroin troubles me, and I don't like the activity in the neighborhood.
Today I approached a couple who parked in front of my house to make a deal. I was working in the garden when they pulled up, and I saw the guy who was driving pull out his wallet and peel off some bills to his companion, who promptly walked across to the gate of the house in question. I stared him down while she was making the transaction, and he stared me back.
When she returned, I approached the car and spoke to them. I said to them:
"Next time you come here to make a transaction, I would appreciate it if you'd park in front of your dealer's house, and not in front of mine."
They, of course, told me to fuck off and went into a spiel about how the streets are public property, and they can park wherever they want. I told them to fuck off as well.
But I thought I would pose the question to y'all. What does one do? Should I start taking pictures of the cars that come and go? Just to let them know they are being observed? Should I call the cops? I have no proof...I just know what I'm seeing. It may be heroin, it may be meth...it's certainly not pot. The guy is able to palm whatever it is he is selling. And his parents must certainly know what's going on. He has had encounters with the law before.
I've thought about approaching them, but I think they actually are aware of it and are resigned to it.
This is not the kind of neighborhood I want to live in, and not the kind of activity that should be condoned.
What would you do?