Apartment Guru: The Drug Dealer Next Door

neighbor drug dealer advice
neighbor drug dealer advice

Dear Apartment Guru,

I live in Sonoma County, Calif. and have a problem with the management here at my apartment complex. First, it's a government run (HUD), 55-and-older senior complex, but a lot of people under 55 live here because of its HUD status.

Well, there are drug dealers living in this complex (they are suppose to be in rehab) and one of them lives right next door to me. He has made it his mission to become very friendly with the management and they feel he can do no wrong. His first impressions are very good and he has them wrapped around his finger. I can't complain to them because I am fearful of them telling him it is me reporting him and the retaliation he could inflict on me. There are people coming around at all hours of the day and night, mostly "sneaking" in and out not wanting to draw attention.

I am under the age of 55 and trying to find a job. I'm an upstanding citizen, have never been in any trouble and because of my good credit, I was allowed to move in here. I didn't know this complex was like this when I moved in 3 years ago.

What can I do? I'm scared and want to move but don't have the money or the job to move just yet.
Any information would help.

Thank you,

-- Not Necessarily the Hero