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(October 31, 2018)

Omaha Crime Stoppers is now offering an enhanced reward to help get dangerous opioids and dealers off the streets of Omaha.

A $5,000 Crime Stoppers reward will be paid for tips that lead to the arrest of opioid dealers, specifically fentanyl and carfentanyl.

“I fear for our officers, firefighters, paramedics and citizens who come into contact with these drugs,” said Crime Stoppers Board President Mark Langan, a retired Omaha Police narcotics detective.

Fentanyl and carfentanyl are deadly drugs that are typically in powder form and can become airborne easily. They can also be in liquid form and combined with other street drugs including marijuana.

“There’s no messing around with fentanyl and carfentanyl,” said Nebraska State Patrol Captain Jason Scott.  “It’s deadly in a microdose.  The dose is takes to kill you is the same as the dose it takes to feel the effects of this drug.”

Scott said the State Patrol has made some “significant” seizures of the drugs in Nebraska.

Schmaderer described opioid abuse as an epidemic in many cities, but just beginning in Omaha.  “We have an opportunity to be prepared, that’s what we’re doing here,” he said.

He said three steps will be necessary to prepare for and stop the spread of opioids: work with the medical community, crime prevention organizations on community education and federal and local law enforcement organizations.

The Crime Stoppers enhanced reward money is provided by business partners including Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kohlls Pharmacy.  Langan thanked other organizations including Coalition Rx, the DEA, FBI, United States Attorney, First Responders Foundation, UNMC, and the Omaha Police Officers Association. He said he is not aware of any other Crime Stoppers program in the country offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest of a fentanyl or carfentanyl dealer.

“Use Crime Stoppers to tell us what you saw, what you heard or what you suspect,” said Police Chief Todd Schmaderer. “That often gives us enough information to investigate and make an arrest.”

Call Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP or submit your tip online at www.omahacrimestoppers.org. All tips are always anonymous.

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