Police in Janesville are trying to fight drug issues in the area after several complaints from community members this summer. In a new approach to fight the war on drugs the Janesville Police Department has put together an eight-step plan to help make residents feel secure.
"I'm not a person that scares easily, but they have come for me," said 4th Ward committee spokesperson Burndette Erickson.
The 4th Ward in Janesville is a place where children play, but it's also a place of growing concern for some residents in the area.
Erickson has lived in the same house in the 4th Ward for 29 years, but he said this summer has brought more crime to the area than he has seen in years.
"Drug dealers would lay on my lawn and sell drugs this summer," Erickson said. "I can't be safe if the rest of my neighbors aren't safe. Many of us realize that even if we feel safe for today, the drug dealers close in on us."