We have been notified via the Health Department that six overdose victims from our zip code area have been treated in emergency departments since midnight.
If any Piqua resident has a suspicious substance in their possession that could lead to a life-threatening ingestion, we are willing to come to your location and accept the substance for safe disposal. We will not ask for your identity or inquire about your intentions for possessing it. We will not ask how you came to possess it.
If you are a drug dependent person concerned about these incidents and recognizing that you need some help with your addiction, feel free to contact us even if you aren’t currently holding a suspect substance. Ask the responding officer about The HEART. As part of our PROTECT Recovery program, The HEART is the Heroin Education and Addiction Recovery Team which we participate in. The HEART members are various volunteers and professionals that want to remove barriers to successful recovery and serve as mentors to those seeking help. The team even includes addicts who have experienced success in recovery, and can share their experiences directly with those identified through this program.
According to Chief Bruce Jamison, “As evidenced by the drug search warrant and arrest we did earlier this morning, we remain committed to holding individuals accountable for illegal drug trafficking and possession. But we also want to divert as much as these deadly drugs off the street as we can, even if it’s not part of a criminal case.” We encourage all citizens to help remove these illegal and life-threatening substances off the streets of Piqua. If you have information that would help us get drug dealers off the street, use Submit-A-Tip to provide the information anonymously. This can be as simple as calling 937-615-TIPS(8477), or using any of the methods explained at www.bit.ly/PPDtips.
Media Contact: Bruce A. Jamison, Chief of Police, 937-778-2029