Drugs affects communities all over the country, without regard to age or race. Individuals in high-earning households are just as likely to be involved in drug dealing as are people of lower income, and research has shown that there is no “one size fits all” look for a person who drug deals. If you’ve witnessed some questionable events in your community that you feel could put others’ lives in danger, you may feel hesitant about what to do next. However, speaking up about dangerous activities could very well save the lives of others, including your children, neighbors, and other loved ones.
Local Crime Stoppers programs are non-profit organizations led by citizens to fight crime. These programs offer cash rewards of up to $1000 to individuals who provide anonymous information that leads to the felony arrest of criminals and fugitives. As stated, on their website, www.crimestoppersusa.org, you can call through a secure tips line that will assign you with a code number to protect your identity. The website states that as of February this year, 1,061,219 cases have been cleared and $2,821,100,903 worth of drugs have been seized.
Another way to report crime is to call your local Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) office or submit an online tip via their website, https://www.dea.gov/ops/submit.php. The online form asks for you to provide your name, phone number, and email address, meaning that you may be contacted at a later date. If you believe that an incident is an immediate threat to your community, call your local police immediately.
One of the best ways that we can help fight against drug trafficking and violence is to report suspicious events that we have witnessed. Whether you decide to submit anonymously through Crime Stoppers or to reach out directly to the DEA, speaking up could mean that you are saving many lives and helping reduce crime in your area.
If you are struggling with drug addiction, make the decision to seek help today. Many resources are available, and recovery is possible.
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