Sheriffs office begins drug tipline

Published 12:44 pm Friday, June 11, 2010

Polk County residents who know of drug activity but who&bsp; want to remain anonymous now have a way to alert officials.

The Polk County Sheriffs Office has established a new tip line for drug related calls. All information is confidential. The phone number to leave information is 828-894-8707.

Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill says the new drug tip line was established to give residents who know of drug activity but dont want to become involved a way to alert authorities and remain anonymous.

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He says some residents know more about illegal activity within the county than officers and this is a way for the community to become involved with helping to stop illegal activity within Polk County.

The sheriffs office also offers residents a way to alert officials about drug activity through its website at

Through the website, you can go to the Investigations icon to report illegal drug activity. You will be asked to leave your name and contact information.

The website’s “Administration” icon also allows residents to report speeding or reckless driving observed in their neighborhood. Officials say the purpose of the speeding and reckless driving information is not to report accidents or property damage.