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Neighbors Win $38,000 For Crack House Blight

Sun., Feb. 15, 1998

A judge has awarded $38,500 to two men who said a crack house next door to their home lowered their property value.

Superior Court Judge Edward Wheeler ordered the owner of the offending home to reimburse Randy Brazee and Jonathan Huff for what they say they lost due to the drug sales.

The judge also barred the owner, Linda Hines, from running a “crack house and any activity that disturbs the peace and tranquility to which every law-abiding citizen is entitled.”

Hines was sued by her next-door neighbors last March and lost by default when she failed to answer the complaint.


 
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