Police launch campaign seeking tips targeting drug traffickers in Oakville, Burlington and Milton

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Published April 12, 2021 at 7:33 pm

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With opioids and fentanyl a rising concern in Oakville, Burlington and Milton, Halton Regional Police is looking to step up awareness of its battle with drug trafficking in the area.

Crime Stoppers of Halton, in collaboration with Halton Police and the Halton Police Board, are tackling the concerning issue with an enforcement campaign that rewards those providing tips.

From now to June 1, Crime Stoppers will take anonymous tips on any opioid/fentanyl drug traffickers operating in Halton. If your tip leads to an arrest, you will be guaranteed $2,000.

“It’s time for Crime Stoppers, together with other community organizations, to aggressively tackle the scourge of opioid overdoses and deaths,” said Jan Westcott, Crime Stoppers of Halton Chair. “Crime Stoppers of Halton intends to play a leading role in this effort.”

This year alone, the Halton Police have already responded to more than 80 suspected overdoses, including 18 of which were fatal.

“Opioids are increasingly common in Halton and have a high potential to be lethal, says Colin Jessome, Executive Director of Crime Stoppers. “We want to hear from you. If you know of someone trafficking these drugs please reach out to Crime Stoppers of Halton.

“Together we can remove these traffickers from Halton.”

To submit a tip or for more information, visit https://haltoncrimestoppers.ca/crime-in-halton/targeting-traffickers.

You can also call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) where tipsters will remain anonymously and will not be needed to testify in court.

 

 

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