Omaha Police say a $5,000 reward for tips leading to the arrests of opioid dealers will now be offered through Crimestoppers. The official announcement will come Wednesday morning.
The Omaha Crimestoppers Board of Directors has voiced concerns about the safety of the public as well as police officers and fire, and rescue personnel who may encounter opioids, particularly fentanyl and the more potent form, carfentanyl.
“I have no doubt the promotion of this new enhanced reward will result in calls to Omaha Crimestoppers about dealers of opioids, including heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanyl,” says Mark Langan, President of the Omaha Crimestoppers Board of Directors and former Omaha Police Department narcotics investigator.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Kohll’s Pharmacy are making the reward possible. Callers to Omaha Crimestoppers remain completely anonymous.
Tips can be called into 402-444-STOP (7867) or by going to www.omahacrimestoppers.org, P3tips.com or the p3tips mobile app.