Got Dope? DeKalb Co. Sheriff Sends New Drug Enforcement Message
FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is sending a clear message that it wants to cut out drug use.
It has a new mobile billboard that says ‘Got Dope? We Make House Calls!’ The picture on the sign shows drug agents making one of those calls.
“A citizen donated the sign. We used no taxpayer funds. We saw a sign that said ‘we make house calls’ and wanted to have a little bit of fun with that,” said DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris.
“We’re trying to let people know that when we get good information about drug activity, the next knock on their door will be us,” said Harris.
On June 4 and 5, the DeKalb County Drug Task Force made several “house calls” when it arrested 27 people in a 24-hour period and charged them with drug trafficking.
“We’re trying to raise awareness and let people know that we have a good drug task force and we regularly operate in conjunction with surrounding counties’ law enforcement,” said Harris.
“We were hoping this would be another tool to open people’s eyes and let them know they can report the problems with meth, pills, spice, or any drugs in their neighborhoods,” said Harris.
DeKalb County residents may report your suspicions to the Sheriff’s Office by calling (256) 845-3801 or by contacting the Drug Task Force at (256) 845-7866. You do not have to give your name when reporting your suspicions.
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We’ll have more information on the Sheriff’s message and increased drug patrols Monday in our evening newscasts on WHNT News 19.