13 Arrested for Gun and Drug Charges Asheville Police Department
13 Arrested for Gun and Drug Charges Asheville Police Department

Asheville Police Department (200 sworn officers) recently announced the success of their partnership with the tip411 tool, an anonymous tip application that has been proven to reduce crime and increase community engagement. 

Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina unveiled the arrest of 13 individuals on gun violence and drug trafficking in a press release.

Captain Joe Silberman of Asheville PD emphasized that they were about to continuously move forward in this case with the help of not just ATF, but also the community. He added that the community played a big part in helping with the case through the anonymous tip line.

“When our streets are plagued with drugs and illegal guns, our communities pay the price,” said U.S. Attorney King in a press release. “The charges announced today are the result of our concerted efforts with our law enforcement partners to remove drugs and illegal guns from our neighborhoods and reduce the violence and criminal activity fueled by the drug trade. We are stronger together. When we join forces, our crime reduction efforts are more effective and we can better protect our citizens and vulnerable communities from dangerous drugs and gun-induced violence.”

Asheville Police Department Tipster Banner

The public can submit anonymous tips to the Asheville PD by texting “TIP2APD” and the tip information to 847411. The public can also use the APD Tip mobile app, powered by tip411, to view community alerts and submit anonymous tips. The APD Tip app can be downloaded for free at the iTunes and Google Play App Store.


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