68-year-old Oakland man arrested on suspicion of dealing hard drugs from senior citizens home

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Residents at a senior apartment complex in Oakland say they are greatly relieved after the arrest of a 68-year-old resident they say was selling narcotics from the parking lot of their building.

Residents say the man lived in the senior housing complex in the Piedmont area of Oakland. The customers were allegedly young women in their teens and twenties.

One woman says she saw it all unfold night after night from a window looking down on the circle drive.

"Hand over small packets of drugs to people, get money, the car drives away. 15-20 minutes later, another car comes through, so continual traffic coming through here buying drugs from him. Like drive through drugs," the woman said.

The disabled senior says she complained to building management, a company called satellite affordable housing associates. We went by their Berkeley office but they were closed and no one answered the phone.

"We were told there was nothing they could do about it and to go to the police," she said.

Residents alerted police, and according to the East Bay Times authorities arrested the man in late June and found what appeared to be cocaine, black tar heroin and marijuana inside his car and inside his senior apartment.

The paper reports court records show he's a 14-time felon and has pleaded not guilty.

"I'm appalled this could happen where I live," one resident said. "And to see this man doing this under our nose and think he could get away with it."
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