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Online Photo Sparks Conversation in Wicomico Town


HEBRON, Md. - A photo making the rounds on Facebook has sparked conversation over a drug problem in the town of Hebron.  The photo, originally taken in Hebron, shows a handwritten note to a drug dealer in Hebron, asking them to leave town.

"Dear Neighborhood Drug Dealer, Please find a new location to conduct your business.  Sincerely, the entire town of Hebron."

That's what the handwritten note reads that used to be on the stop sign at the intersection of Bradley Street and Smith Street.  The note is no longer there but it's photo has once again surfaced online and is being passed around on social media.  The stop sign that used to house the note is just across the street from Chad Thompson's house.  Thompson is a volunteer firefighter and has seen the problem the note is addressing (drugs in Hebron) first-hand.

"Pretty much most nights, in certain spots, you can see it every night," said Thompson.

Thompson added that he has been in town for two years and believes the drug issue has gotten worse in that time frame.  He also said that heroin is the drug causing the most problems in Hebron at this time.

Patricia Riley is a Hebron resident and said the problem does not come as a surprise to her and any attempt people make to fix it, even as small as a note, can make a difference.

"I think that's a perfect way to handle it.  You know, put up a sign.  Ask someone nicely.  You know, if it exists, go away.  I don't know that it's effective but it's certainly an attempt and I think that's good," said Riley.

WBOC spoke with numerous folks in Hebron on Monday and nearly everyone that we spoke with mentioned they would like to see more police patrols through town to help deter some of those drug issues.

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