Doraville, GA, January 30, 2015 – by The Post – The City of Doraville says they are cracking down on crime in areas that were recently annexed. According to the City, human trafficking, illegal gambling, and the sale of illegal drugs have plagued the area for a long time.
That is why the Doraville Police Department (DPD) says they have begun taking a closer look at suspicious businesses that have “operated in the shadows for far too long.”
Police Chief John King reports that on January 15th officers responded to a call of a “person down.” Upon arriving on scene, DPD and EMS found a woman who had died of natural causes.
Officers also found evidence of illegal gambling and other suspicious activity.
“The entire place had been converted to a gambling hall,” said Chief King. “There were also makeshift beds throughout the space indicating that more than just gambling was going on.”
Mayor Donna Pittman stressed that Doraville places a high-value on supporting legitimate business, but those that are illegal or dangerous won’t be tolerated. “We know that what we have discovered so far is just the tip of the iceberg. That is why Doraville has begun aggressively working to eradicate dangerous and illegal businesses,” Pittman said.