The most devastating trend in drug investigation now is the illegal sale and abuse of prescription drugs. Reports in Pinellas County and around the state show the activity to be at epidemic proportions, crossing all economic, education, and demographic boundaries. The incidents of this crime have far outdistanced the powder and crack cocaine trend in our community from years ago.
The Pinellas Sheriff’s Office has joined forces with community groups like NOPE (Narcotics Overdose and Prevention Education) and other area law enforcement agencies to form a task force of criminal investigation and public education about the tragic consequences of prescription drug abuse.
If you have information on the theft or illegal sale of prescription drugs, you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers of Pinellas at 1-800-873-TIPS and possibly be eligible for a reward.
You can also submit a tip by clicking one of the the Crime/Drug tip links below.