Crime Crackdown at Transit Mall

Police staged a crackdown on crime at the Charleston Transit Mall on Wednesday. Police raided the bus stop and arrested 9 people on charges including drug possession, public intoxication and outstanding warrants. A police spokesperson said the raid was part of an attempt to send a clear message that the city is not going to tolerate the kind of behavior that has been going on at the transit mall. Area residents say they've been scared of the people gathered there, saying you don't know if they're going to hurt you or just sell you drugs.