Warren Announces Operation P.A.I.D. (People Against Illegal Drugs) Program
Warren, MI – Warren now has its 134,066 residents fighting illegal drugs in the city.
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts and Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer jointly announce a program called P.A.I.D. (People Against Illegal Drugs) that rewards residents with $500 each for information leading to a search warrant and arrest involving illegal drug sales from a Warren residence.
“This program means all Warren residents will be the eyes and ears in our war against drug pushers,” said Warren Mayor James R. Fouts in a statement.
“Our residents have the right to live, work and raise a family in an drug-free neighborhood,” said Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer, adding that the rewards will come from drug forfeiture funds that fights illegal drugs in the city.
Both Mayor Fouts and Commissioner Dwyer emphasized that any tip will remain confidential.
Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer added that a special telephone hotline, 1(586) 574-GUTS has been installed.
Mayor Fouts added that tipsters should provide as much information as possible, including the address of the suspected drug house and a summary of the drug dealers and illegal activity, and provide a contact name and number to receive a cash reward that will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Both Mayor Fouts and Commissioner Dwyer described this program as “unique and far-reaching.”, especially considering that the City of Warren has sadly experienced a a dramatic 400% increase in heroin overdoses from 2015-2016. As of August of this year, we had already equaled the last year’s record.
A few weeks ago, the Mayor of the City of Warren, James Fouts, sponsored a rally at Halmich Park to bring awareness to the terrible epidemic of heroin and drug abuse that is plaguing our communities.
The previous year, Mayor Fouts approved the two initiatives to tackle this epidemic head on. The Mayor authorized the City of Warren Police and DEA raids into six Detroit drug houses which led to arrests and took drugs off our streets.