Thanks to tips through the Asheville PD mobile app, developed by tip411, Asheville, NC Police Department made the largest single fentanyl seizure in Buncombe County history recently.

“After receiving information about the suspect’s involvement in drug sales in Asheville, including tips from the tip411 app, our officers were able to use that information to make the arrest,” said Chief David Zack, Asheville Police Department. “This is a significant drug arrest which removes a large amount of this deadly drug from our streets, much in thanks to the support we receive from the community sharing your tips.”

Asheville PD’s drug bust seized 1.25 kilograms of suspected fentanyl, equating to 625,190 lethal doses. According to the CDC, synthetic opioids (like fentanyl) are the primary driver of overdose deaths in the United States.

The Asheville PD mobile app app enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets officers respond to create an anonymous two-way conversation. The app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store and the iPhone App Store.

Citizens can also submit a tip to the Asheville PD by texting the keyword TIP2APD and sending their message/tip to 847411.

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