The programs deal with education and information. The Sheriff and members of his staff are set to institute the programs in an effort to combat these serious threats to our community from the related crimes committed by drug users and makers.
Anyone wishing to have the program presented to their club or organization is urged to contact the GCSO at 259-3024. A date and time can be set for each program. The dates of the public classes will be announced at a later date.
"The increase in the drug trade has a direct bearing on property crimes in our County. In an effort to combat the increase in drug related (break-ins and burglaries) offenses we are implementing the Tips Hotline," stated Hudson. "This is because of the reluctance of people to get personally involved with the authorities," added Detective Tony Willen.
There will be no caller ID, no traces, and no names needed to use the hotline. "The machine (a dedicated answering machine) will be checked at least daily for information stated Detective Willen. "We are asking for the community's help. We hope this will help us gather information that will help curb this onslaught of methamphetamine into our County," added Sheriff Hudson.
"This problem is not unique to our area. It has been moving east at an alarming rate since the early 1990s," said Hudson. "We are trying to be proactive and hope to get a handle on this problem before it kills any of our children,"exclaimed Hudson.