Tips lead police to drug busts on Frankford’s Griscom Street

Act­ing on tips, po­lice have been mak­ing nar­cot­ics busts on the 4800 block of Griscom St., Po­lice Lt. Robert Cas­selli said last week.

Po­lice said three loc­a­tions had been raided in the past few months, and money, drugs and guns were found, Cas­selli said last week dur­ing the monthly meet­ing of the 15th Po­lice Dis­trict’s Po­lice Ser­vice Area 1 at Aria Health’s Frank­ford cam­pus.

Tim Wis­niewski, ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or of the Frank­ford Spe­cial Ser­vices Dis­trict, said the area around Frank­ford Av­en­ue and Foulk­rod Street, which had been the sub­ject of nar­cot­ics traf­fick­ing com­plaints, has been re­l­at­ively quiet lately.

As­sist­ant Man­aging Dir­ect­or Jim Sanders of the Philly Rising pro­gram told those in at­tend­ance about a re­cent walk through Frank­ford by rep­res­ent­at­ives of city agen­cies.

Philly Rising puts city de­part­ments to­geth­er to solve neigh­bor­hood prob­lems. The walk around the neigh­bor­hood was a way of put­ting the reps of city agen­cies right on the street where they can see for them­selves the prob­lems that need to be ad­dressed. ••

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