Drug bustIn Hobart, Indiana, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department (183 sworn officers) recently received an anonymous tip through the tip411 mobile app. The tip led to a successful drug raid and the arrest of 20-year-old suspect, Alexander Taylor.

Items seized in the raid included:

  • $49,766 in U.S. currency
  • 3 pistols
  • 3 rifles
  • 49.5 lbs. of raw marijuana
  • 1.2 lbs. of packaged marijuana
  • 5.2 lbs. of pre-rolled cigars or cigarettes containing marijuana
  • 38 lbs. of gummy THC edibles
  • 45.4 lbs. of wax (concentrated THC)
  • 1/2 lb. of mushrooms
  • 1010 THC vape cartridges

The tip411 app enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and allows officers to respond in a two-way conversation that removes all identifying information of the sender.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office mobile app is available to download for free from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store. Citizens can also submit an anonymous text tip via their cell phone by texting the keyword “LCSO” and their message/tip to 847411.

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