Business Owner Worries About Bryan Drug Problem

A Bryan busi­ness owner says he’s afraid of get­ting a bad rap for the actions of oth­ers that he had no con­trol over. Patrick Pesse­fall took the old “M.O.D.E.L. Com­mu­nity School for Stu­dents with Autism” sign off his store front Thurs­day morn­ing.

The Bryan Times reports that Pesse­fall owns the Com­pletely PC store below the sign which hangs on the front of the build­ing at 220 W. High St.

It was there on Tues­day evening, that three peo­ple were arrested on methamphetamine-related charges in an upstairs apart­ment.

Pesse­fall says he took down the sign because he doesn’t want the school, in which his kids spend a lot of time, to get a bad rep­u­ta­tion.

In addi­tion to tak­ing down the sign, the busi­ness owner says he has now installed secu­rity cam­eras and is going to put bars on the win­dows, and pos­si­bly install an alarm as well.

Pesse­fall says when he moved to Bryan about five years ago, his fam­ily thought it was a great place to live. Now he says, like it or not, drugs are a big prob­lem here and he is going to do what­ever he can to com­bat it, because he still likes liv­ing in Bryan.

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