The city of Omaha is taking a stronger stand against the opioid epidemic.
Omaha CrimeStoppers Board of Director’s President Mark Langan announced on Wednesday that a new, enhanced $5,000 reward will be offered for tips leading to the arrests of opioid dealers.
The Board of Directors were concerned about the safety of the public, first responders, police, firefighters and medics who may encounter opioids, particularly fentanyl and carfentanyl, which are very dangerous drugs to come into contact with.
Omaha is one of a handful of cities nationwide that offer an enhanced reward regarding opioid dealers.
Langan says, “I know from my 18 years on the Drug Squad here with the Omaha Police Department that money talks and there is no loyalty in the drug world what-so-ever. Once drug dealers and drug dealers learn about this opioid reward, people will be running scared. We are going to be getting a lot of calls to Omaha CrimeStoppers about who the dealers are on the streets of Omaha of opioids, especially fentanyl and carfentanyl. There is no doubt on that.”
A number of donors is making this enhanced reward possible. The effort is also supported by Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, Nebraska State Patrol Captain Jason Scott and Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer.
Tips are totally anonymous and can be made by calling 402-444-STOP, by logging on to www.omahacrimestoppers.org or P3tips.com or the p3tips mobile app.