Law Allows, But Doesn't Mandate, Eviction in Drug Cases

June 23, 2009
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Facts: After police found crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, and drug paraphernalia in a public housing unit, the Housing Authority of Covington issued a notice of eviction to the resident. The resident claimed that she had no knowledge of drugs in her apartment and had not put them there. Her nephew, who visited from time to time, had. After learning of his arrest, she informed him to stay away, and he had not returned. However, the housing authority proceeded with the eviction, and the resident challenged the action in court.

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