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Investigation leads to drug bust near Oneida school

A drug bust near an elementary school caused a stir in Oneida Thursday morning.

Posted: Jan 26, 2018 12:02 AM
Updated: Jan 26, 2018 4:23 PM

ONEIDA - A drug bust near an elementary school caused a stir in Oneida Thursday morning.

According to CNY Central, Police have confirmed that there was drug-related crime happening at the home on North Broad Street.

Neighbors say they saw multiple people handcuffed and officers in hazmat suits entering the home.

North Broad Street Elementary is only a couple hundred yards away from the home. Despite the nearby police activity, students were dismissed from school Thursday at around 3 p.m. as usual.

With a condemned sign now posted on the front door, neighbors say they are hoping this is the start of a new chapter for their street.

Wayne Grow, a pastor who lives across the street, shares their relief.

"We felt like celebrating ... dancing in the streets that it was finally over because the worry was always, 'What if that blew up and we're so close to a school,'" Grow said.

As far as any arrests from this incident, Oneida Police are saying they'll have more to say on Friday.

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