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Mass meth related evictions at public housing

May 17, 2013
Henry Rosoff | Kiro 7

However, within the last year Tacoma Housing authority executive director Michael Mirra said his office has been aggressively checking for meth.

“We’ve tested maybe about 130 units, and I think about 70 or so tested positive” Mirra said.

To put those numbers in perspective: the THA owns 1400 housing units, most them in Wood’s Salishan neighborhood on the east side of the city. Mirra said trained experts swab the apartments for signs of meth contamination if neighbors or property managers suspect there’s a problem. Tests are also run whenever a unit is vacated.

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