A high crime neighborhood has caught the attention of the Uintah County Commission after a concerned resident came to them during last week’s Commission meeting with a specific request for more street lights. The neighborhood located on 4000 South and Vernal Avenue has, in the words of a concerned citizen, “a lot of drug traffic” over the last ten years. The citizen suggested that putting street lights up will help deter the illegal activities. Sheriff Norton confirmed to the Commissioners that the neighborhood has had a substantial amount of burglaries and three drug houses in the neighborhood, two of which have been successfully shut down. Sheriff Norton also agreed that lights will help, though all understood there is more to the problem than just adding street lights. The Commission expressed support in continuing to explore the cost and options of having street lights installed.