TWEED RES­I­DENTS URGED TO DOB IN DRUG DEAL­ERS

New bid to curb Tweed drug supply

Tweed Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - Rick Koenig [email protected]­dai­lynews.com.au

A NEW statewide cam­paign urg­ing the com­mu­nity to “dob” in drug deal­ers is a bid to curb the grow­ing num­ber of fes­ti­val deaths due to drug over­doses.

The cam­paign will be run across 14 dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions for three months, in­clud­ing the Tweed, and aims to stop the supply of il­le­gal drugs, in­clud­ing ice, co­caine, MDMA, heroin and cannabis.

Tweed By­ron Police District Act­ing Su­per­in­ten­dent Bren­don Cullen said on Thurs­day the pub­lic was cru­cial to help­ing police track down the “grubs” who deal il­licit drugs.

“The mes­sage we want to share to­day is that the com­mu­nity can help police stem the flow of drugs by pro­vid­ing con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion about those in­volved in the man­u­fac­ture and supply,” he said.

“I want to make it very very clear, that no mat­ter how in­signif­i­cant you may think your in­for­ma­tion is,

No mat­ter how in­signif­i­cant you may think your in­for­ma­tion is, that in­for­ma­tion sup­ports us. — Bren­don Cullen

that in­for­ma­tion sup­ports us, puts the pieces to­gether to al­low us to take these peo­ple deal­ing drugs out of the com­mu­nity.

Rich­mond Police District Su­per­in­ten­dent Toby Lind­say said the man­u­fac­ture and supply of il­licit drugs re­mained of se­ri­ous con­cern to North­ern Rivers com­mu­ni­ties.

“Mem­bers of the pub­lic should not feel bad about dob­bing in drug deal­ers as they do not care about you or your fam­ily, they do not care if peo­ple be­come ad­dicted, com­mit crimes to feed their habit, or over­dose and die,” he said.

“They only care about the money they can make,.

“We don’t want to know who you are, we just want to know what you know.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on il­le­gal drug ac­tiv­ity is urged to call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 for a con­fi­den­tial con­ver­sa­tion, or re­port se­curely on­line at www.crimestop­pers.com.au.

PHOTO: SCOTT POWICK

DRUG CAM­PAIGN: Tweed By­ron Police District Act­ing Su­per­in­ten­dent Bren­dan Cullen speaks with the media over the new Dob in a Drug Dealer cam­paign.

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