Emerald locals asked to Dob in a Dealer
TIME is up for drug dealers in Emerald, with Crime Stoppers calling on residents to report information about those manufacturing and distributing crystal methylamphetamine (ice) and other illicit drugs.
In the last six months of 2015 Crime Stoppers received almost 30 ice-related reports per month.
The organisation is asking the Emerald community over the next two weeks to support the Dob in a Dealer campaign which aims to gather information about local drug dealing activity.
The Crime Stoppers Dob in a Dealer program is being rolled out across Australia to aid in the detection and disruption of drugs harming local communities.
Residents are urged to contact Crime Stoppers to anonymously report any information relating to people who may be bringing harmful drugs into the community.
"We know that drugs like ice or methylamphetamines are of serious concern to the community," Crime Stoppers chief executive officer Trevor O'Hara said.
"The community is well aware of the devastating effects of ice, so we are asking all residents to help put a stop to the flow of drugs.
"Halting the spread of ice requires a whole-of-community response and Dob in a Dealer is specifically aimed at stopping the manufacture and supply of drugs.
"Crime Stoppers is committed to working with the Queensland Police Service, the media and local residents to gather anonymous information that can help to reduce drug supply and drug-related crimes and help keep the community safe.
"Local residents often hold the key to information that can help solve and prevent crime. We are asking residents in Emerald to play an active role and report those people that are bringing harmful drugs into the region.
"Making a report to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous.
"Information providers will never be identified or called to a court case, but every piece of information provided can help solve crimes and reduce the supply of drugs."
If you have information about someone in your community who is manufacturing or supplying drugs, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report securely online at crimestoppersqld.com.au or download the mobile app to report it.