Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Police Raid Homeless Shelter / Crack House

Minneapolis police arrested 20 people at Sharing and Caring Hands on Tuesday in a narcotics raid. They also seized drugs and cash from the suspected dealers. Officers from the Minneapolis Police Department, Metro Transit and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office made the arrests after a three month investigation that involved surveillance and undercover work.
Mary Jo Copeland, Drug Addict Enabler and Founder & Director of Sharing and Caring Hands
The arrests were for both felony and misdemeanor possession. Officers say more arrests may still be coming as police continue their investigation. Staff members from the Minneapolis First Precinct will work with staff members and administrators at Sharing and Caring Hands to prevent future drug activity at the homeless shelter and on the grounds of building.