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Daily Journal
     November 6, 2019      #95-310 KDJ
 
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Watseka police Patrolman Mark Harris and his canine, Tucker, will start patrolling the city’s streets in December. Tucker has been brought to town in an effort to curb drug trafficking.

John Dykstra, jdykstra@daily-journal.com

Sniffing out solution to drug problem 

By John Dykstra
jdykstra@daily-journal.com


WATSEKA — Mark Harris has heard the citizens’ concerns. The Watseka patrolman knows the city has a problem with narcotic drugs.

Last week, the Watseka Police Department responded to three drug overdoses within 12 hours. Police believe a bad batch of heroin has made its way through the area. It has been unsettling for residents.

“Citizens in the community are complaining about the drug problem,” Harris said. “We’ve had quite a few overdoses. Drug dealers are getting better at hiding drugs in vehicles. We need to ...

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