FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A sheriff is enlisting the help of drug dealers in his fight to rid a rural eastern Arizona county of narcotics.
The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office has printed 3,000 postcards that encourage drug dealers to identify their rivals, their contact information and the times they sell.
It’s a tactic that’s been used by other law enforcement agencies across the country.
Navajo County Sheriff KC Clark says he’s certain the postcards will generate tips.
Authorities seized more than $6.7 million worth of drugs last year in Navajo County. Sheriff’s deputies made more than 300 drug-related arrests.
Clark says tips on suspected drug dealers will be vetted thoroughly.
The postcards will be given to narcotics officers and homeowner groups to hand out. The flip side has information on substance abuse programs.