Business Owners, Residents, Say Trouble Common Near Liberty Inn - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

05/11/04

Business Owners, Residents, Say Trouble Common Near Liberty Inn

Business owners near the Liberty Inn on Ogeechee Road/US Highway 17 are reacting to today's shooting that shut down part of the road for over an hour. Both business owners and nearby residents say drugs and prostitution are an all-too common thing at the inn and they are sick and tired of it.

Resident Ron Johnson said he's recently seen, "a couple drug busts, a couple girls getting busted for prostitution, stuff like that." While it's not an everyday thing, he told us these occur "once or twice a week."

"[The Liberty Inn] is full of crack heads and crack dealers and, shall we say, ladies of the evening," said Pearl Cross of the nearby Raquel's Bar & Grill. "They really need to clean it up."

Business owners say they want more police patrol.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com

Powered by Frankly