Crime Stoppers WA targets Wheatbelt region for Dob in a Dealer campaign


Crime Stoppers WA chief executive Kim Harrison, City of Northam chief executive Jason Whiteaker and Superintendent Wheatbelt Police District Peter Halliday.
Crime Stoppers WA chief executive Kim Harrison, City of Northam chief executive Jason Whiteaker and Superintendent Wheatbelt Police District Peter Halliday.

CRIME Stoppers WA is targeting the Wheatbelt region for a two-week Dob in a Dealer drug campaign to gather information for WA Police intelligence about drug dealing.

Residents are asked to report information about the manufacture and distribution of crystal methylamphetamine (“ice”) and other illegal drugs.

Crime Stoppers WA chief executive Kim Harrison said people could contact Crime Stoppers anonymously to identify drug dealers and help to reduce the supply of drugs in the Wheatbelt.

“Illegal drugs like ice have a devastating impact on families,” he said.

“In 2014-15, a total of 84 drug trafficking offences in this region were reported or became known to police. In the nine months leading up to March 31, drug trafficking offences totalled 55.

“With the support of local citizens, we are aiming to track down even more drug dealers.”

WA Police Wheatbelt District Superintendent Peter Halliday said the ice scourge needed a whole-of-community response, and the campaign empowered the community to play its part.

Shire of Northam chief executive Jason Whiteaker said the use of ice was linked with aggression and violence by some users, which was a risk to the whole community.

Residents can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.