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Johnson County Sheriff needs drug informants

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

The Johnson County Sheriff is willing to pay people up to $100 to be drug informants.

Sheriff Dwayne Price says they need the community's help to find out who is dealing drugs and stop the problem.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Department has seized dozens of illegal drugs and arrested dozens of alleged dealers in the past year.
Sheriff Price believes there are still many dealers on the streets. He is now asking for the public's help to catch them.

"Basically what we need from the public to help combat this, is we need some informants. Without community involvement, there is no way we can combat these drugs. We have to have community involvement," said Sheriff Price.

The sheriff will pay people up to $100 to tell him who is dealing drugs and then possibly help with undercover work.

"If you know someone that sells drugs and you feel like you can put a stop to it by wearing a wire, at least come in. It doesn't cost you anything to come in and talk to us and we'll explain the process to you," said Sheriff Price.

All informants will remain anonymous and the identity of anyone who does undercover work will be kept secret.

"Don't let people scare you. A lot of people are afraid they will get burnt out or beat up. I've done this for 25 years and got nobody hurt yet," said Sheriff Price.

Anyone who is interested can visit the Johnson County Sheriff's Department in Paintsville or call 606-789-3411.


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