SPOKANE, Wash. -- A house near Lincoln and Wabash was the scene of a murder and attempted dismembering earlier this year. Then the same house was back in the spotlight two weeks ago when SWAT team members raided it for drugs. Neighbors said the drug problem is back and once again, raging out of control.
Neighbors said things quieted down for only a few hours after the raid. They claim the day after the SWAT team came in; the tenants were back to their old ways.
Those living nearby told KREM Thursday, they've seen cash exchanged on the porch and in the back alley. They also said there is a lot of traffic coming and going quickly.
Neighbors said they're frustrated by the lack of police presence, but SPD said the area is still a top priority.
"They put this sneaky little no trespassing sign on their front door thinking they'll put off this good image, but there's still so much traffic in the alley behind the house," said Collin Delong.
"Arresting people is a tactic not a solution," said Officer Paul Taylor.
Spokane police said they the public to know the area is still a top priority. Officers said a lot is going on behind the scenes, but they can't go into details because it's still an active investigation.