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Five Springfield Drug Houses Shut Down
Springfield police say they've shut down five drug houses that supplied to dealers and drug users across the city.
Michael R. Humphrey, Joseph M. Skube, Mary L. Brancato, Mark LaFuace, and Diatayana L. Morris were arrested after police served search warrants on the homes.
Police said tips from neighbors are usually what leads to an investigation, and eventually, to raids like today's.
"A lot of times these investigations will take weeks or months to get completed," Springfield Police Department Deputy Chief Cliff Buscher said. "But when people do call up complaining about problem houses in their neighborhood, we take them seriously. We look at them and we do everything we can to shut them down."
Springfield police say so far this year, they've served 48 search warrants.