Crime Stoppers Queensland and the Queensland Police Service are launching a new initiative called ‘Dob in a Dealer', in which Gladstone residents are urged to help stop the supply of drugs in their local area.
The nationwide program is designed to stop Australia's supply of illicit drugs, after more than $150,000 worth of drugs was seized in 2017.
Criminal drug related activity is not only costing millions of dollars in healthcare and law enforcement, but it is tragically and unnecessarily costing human lives... Through Dob in a Dealer, we’re not asking you to dob in your mates. We’re asking you to be a mate, and look after the welfare for friends, family and colleagues by reporting to Crime Stoppers anything you have seen or heard that could relate to the import, manufacture or supply of illicit drugs.
- Crime Stoppers Queensland CEO, Trevor O’Hara
A media engagement event will be held at Library Square (39 Goondoon Street) at 2:00pm tomorrow to raise awareness for the campaign.
Crime Stoppers Queensland General Manager Jonathon Cowley, Glenn Butcher MP and representing the Mayor of the Gladstone Regional Council Cr Kahn Goodluck will be in attendance.