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Lee County sheriff raids "tent city" in Auburn Community

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Lee County sheriff raids 'tent city' in Auburn Community

Lee County sheriff raids "tent city" in Auburn Community

Sheriff Jim Johnson says that people living there have caused lots of problems in the area.

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But first, what a mess.

Lee county sheriff's deputies and inmates cleaned up this tent city in the auburn area where the homeless were living.

W-t-v-a's wayne hereford is live in auburn where he saw first hand the cleanup and what was recovered.

The sheriff, his deputies and some inmates were out here for the better part of the day removing debris and in some cases stolen property from the "tent city" "these particular people are on these people's property without permission."

Sheriff jim johnson said 25 people were living in tents behind this mobile home in auburn for about a year now.

He added that deputies also found a lot of stolen property here.

Standup..

"you can see behind me that these people have started a "tent city" here just off of auburn road .

The sheriff says they have been a problem for the community."

"they have ransacked through people's shops , peoples homes , peoples vehicles.

And ...you can see the living conditions."

County workers hauled away most of the debris this afternoon.

Meanwhile, one county supervisor said the county plans to start soon enforcing a new ordinance aimed at preventing situations such as this.

Coming up, you will hear what people living and working around here had to say about the problem that was posed by this tent city live in auburn, wayne hereford, w-t-v-a




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