What's up StickyRicky ...
first of all, you're 100% sure it's crack
? I've been smoking a 40 bag on and off since last night; there is no smell of crack in my room. you know why? because crack is actually vaporized, similar to how meth
is "smoked", instead of "smoking" like weed
or cigarettes - their plant material actually undergoes combustion
, meaning that the weed/tobacco actually burns, resulting in smoke & particulate matter that is then inhaled. Crack, however, when smoked correctly, should have the majority of the hit be closer to clear during the whole process of "smoking" - as a result, the cocaine
particles are most effective for only a short period of time, immediately after the rock melts into oil and then vaporizes.
SO, the point of that mini crack chemistry lesson was that - pretty much all of the crack I've ever smoked or been around, if it had ANY odor, only had a smell lingering for a few seconds.
2) I understand your concern about your child being around this, but from what you've said so far, your neighbor, apart from being noisy and probably having some domestic violence issues, hasn't done anything intrusive
- besides the whole smell thing, which is kind of hard to wrap my head around at the moment to be honest. Anyway, it's not like your neighbor is coming into your house
and then blowing crack smoke into your kids' face ... right?
I honestly don't think you'll get very far if you call the cops or his uncle or anyone else - most likely, the only thing you'll accomplish here is getting your neighbor pissed off at you; this will definitely not help you in any way. I think you should ...
3) Man up, go over there, and talk to him face to face. Don't write a letter, don't leave a message on the phone, don't do anything except go to him directly, calmly and as neutrally as possible voice your "concerns" (instead of "problems" - implies he is at fault; even if he is, that's not the important thing here) about the noise, and then bring up the fact that your kid may or may not have/will be exposed to crack. Unfortunately, if he is inside his own apartment and not actually bothering you (noise is not considered a point of contention by most - that comes with apartment living), he isn't doing much wrong. Ok, so technically
it's illegal, and you could
be a big fat snitch and complicate this guys' life even more, but it DOES NOT mean you should. In fact, like I said, you will ONLY make things WORSE if you do so. First of all, the cops are not going to respond in minutes, kicking down the door because of a single crack-smoking neighbor (well unless you live in a really small town), they'll get there when they get there. There would be LOTS of stuff, legal-related and otherwise, that you'd have to go through and deal with. Ask yourself, is it really
worth it to you?
4) Realize that the personal life decisions of others, regardless of your own feelings about the matter, are things that you can certainly have an opinion on - but more often than not, you just have to bite your tongue and not say/do anything about it. Even when you have a couple of legit concerns (noise & crack smell), you will need to learn to pick and choose your battles.
wow, I just realized how absurdly long this reply is. I've been up too long, probably.
TOO LONG, DIDN'T READ = TL;DR - Man up, talk to neighbor about the noise, mention the crack smell, IMO it would be dumb and actually probably much worse if you go to the cops/anyone else about it. Good luck!