Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system and creates physical and psychological dependence. Arizona is now experiencing a marked increase in the number of dealers and users of the dangerous product. Federal, state, and local law enforcement saw a 342% increase in the methamphetamine seizures from FY 2015-FY 2019. In 2019, most of the overdose deaths in Maricopa and Pima counties (670) were due to methamphetamine. (above information from “Methamphetamine” an article by the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership. See the link below)
One overdose fatality is too many! In acknowledgement of the threat methamphetamine poses to our county, the Yavapai Silent Witness Board wants the public to know there is now a $400 minimum cash reward available to individuals who provide information leading to the arrest of methamphetamine dealers. We emphasize that is a minimum amount. Depending on the magnitude of the case, the reward could be substantially higher. Our goal is in line with law enforcement’s desire to diminish this drug’s hold on our community and reduce the myriad of crimes associated with its sale and use.
To provide information on this or any other crime to Yavapai Silent Witness call 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip a www.yavapaisw.com. All calls/tips are always anonymous.