Drug House Comes Tumbling Down

Front of House

On August 4, 2014 the City of Dallas will demolish the structure at 2511 Lawrence Street on, a property that’s been a nuisance in the South Dallas Community for several years.

The Dallas Police Department started getting complaints about drug sales at 2511 Lawrence Street in October of 2013. That’s when the Narcotics Division led an investigation of the property and assigned undercover officers to make drug buys, which was enough to get a search warrant. 

In order to abate this criminally induced eyesore, the Dallas Police Department’s Nuisance Abatement Unit (SAFE Team) opened a case. The SAFE Team inspected the home and found the structure to be substandard, with several code and fire violations. Because of the property’s condition and the ongoing criminal activity, the SAFE Team, together with the Code Compliance Section of the City Attorney’s Office, received an order to demolish the property.