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Town police hope to stop more vehicles

March 09, 2006|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

HANCOCK - Hancock Police hope to double the number of vehicles they recently stopped while on patrol, Chief Steven McCarty said Wednesday.

A written report distributed at Wednesday's town council meeting says the town's police department stopped 40 vehicles in January.

"A traffic stop always leads to something else," McCarty said after the meeting.

He told the mayor and town council that police know drugs are brought into the town in vehicles.

McCarty also said police are working with the Department of Social Services and Child Protective Services to remove children from homes if their parents are using drugs. That has happened twice this year, he said.

McCarty said police accompany a case worker to the house when a parent is suspected of using drugs.

Children live elsewhere in the community until their parents stop using drugs, he said.

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