Sep 03, 2021

🎥 Alliance police focus on drug crime continues

Posted Sep 03, 2021 3:42 PM

By Kalin Krohe, Panhandle Post

The Alliance Police Department continues to focus on drug crimes in the city. 

"Our citizens have identified the number one concern in our city is drugs," Alliance Police Chief Philip Lukens said. "But today I'm releasing actual bodycam footage and photos about the drug incidents we've had over the last few weeks. Listen we're all working together to stop drug dealers and to provide support and recovery for our friends and loved ones who are suffering from chemical dependency."

Below is a video released by APD. 

"We as a community are united, we will not tolerate drug dealers," Lukens said. "And to the drug dealers I want to say, we will hunt you down and we will stop you."

Lukens said if you suspect drug dealing in Alliance, to call the police at (308) 762-4955. 

"And to the people who have friends and family that may be addicted to a chemical, we want you to know we have support. We will provide support in every way possible from AA counselors to counselors from the churches, other licensed counselors and people that are will to help them get out of that trap," Lukens said. "We're here. In fact, if you have a friend that has drugs or paraphernalia and you don't know what to do with it, I'm telling you bring it to the police department. We will dispose of it, no questions asked. Nobody gets charged. We are doing this just to help our community members get even more help. Together we are limiting and drying up the demand for drugs and together we are stopping the supply."