Shepparton residents are being urged to report what they know about the manufacture and distribution of crystal methylamphetamine (‘ice’) and other illicit drugs in their neighbourhoods to Crime Stoppers.
Crime Stoppers is launching its two-week intensive Dob in a Dealer campaign in the regional city today (Tuesday, 7 June) to gather information about local drug dealing activity.
The second Dob in a Dealer campaign to be rolled out in Shepparton, the first was delivered in March last year contributing to a 400 per cent increase in drug related Information Reports to Crime Stoppers.
Residents are once again urged to contact Crime Stoppers to confidentially report any information relating to people who may be bringing harmful drugs into the local community.
“We are asking Shepparton residents to once again support us in our campaign to stop the flow of illicit drugs into the region,” said Crime Stoppers Victoria Communications Coordinator Chris Plumridge.
“Too many of us know someone affected by ice and other illicit drugs, and the devastating impact the substances continue to have on individuals, families and the wider community.
“Dob in a Dealer is a community engagement campaign. It’s about empowering every member of the community to play a part in reducing the manufacture and supply of illicit drugs.
“Please pick up the phone, or report online any piece of information you have relating to the manufacture or supply of ice or other illicit drugs in to your town. Anything you tell Crime Stoppers will be in complete confidence, but could assist police in identifying who is manufacturing or dealing drugs in your community.
“Making a report to Crime Stoppers is completely confidential. Every piece of information you provide can help solve crimes and reduce the supply of illicit drugs to regional Victoria.”
Crime Stoppers’ Dob in a Dealer program is being rolled out across Australia to aid in the detection and disruption of drugs being supplied across the nation.
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