Police in one city say it was the first place they looked for a suspect when a crime was committed. Until now.
During a raid on the home in Northwest Ocala, police made nine arrests and shut down the house for good. Or, so they hope.
Ocala police say the house of 58 year old Burney Coe has been a hang out for drug dealers and prostitutes for at least 25 years.
Recently, police raided the home making 9 arrests, and allowing the city to shut off electricity to the home.
Captain Mike Scroble with the Ocala Police department says,
"We're just trying to find a way to solve the problem once and for all."
Home owner Burney Coe says,
"They want to try to run me out of my house..and the city trying to keep my power off'
The electricity will stay off until coe fixes numerous code enforcement violations, something he estimates will cost over 2 thousand dollars.
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