Sheriffs have found an innovative way of cracking down on drug dealers in the social media age. Posting a flier online, they’re offering to let drug dealers eliminate their competition by turning them in.
The campaign, which allegedly started with a Georgia Sheriff’s Association, has now been picked up by officers in Franklin County, Kentucky. According to Yahoo news, Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton thinks the post is funny, but its aim isn’t. The sheriff believes that this could actually be a viable form of police gaining a foothold in drug prevention — an illicit industry that often has violent and deadly interactions.
The flier reads: “Is your drug dealing competition costing you money? We offer a free service to help you eliminate your drug competition.”
I should try to turn in my neighbor because I don’t like the way his girlfriend looks at me. Especially when I’m trying to sell her drugs.