Law can be intimidating!
But what can be more intimidating are the legal procedures!!
Why am I saying this?
Well, a few years ago, I witnessed a cruel scene of a homicide. I wanted to report and that I did after a few days. I insisted that my identity be kept under wraps but somehow it leaked out. You have no idea how frightening my nights were after that.
I have literally had people threatening me that if I testified against the killer I would be dead meat!
Same goes for people who help accident victims. They end up in the churn and the accused has a great time running around.
It was at that time that I had decided that I would never report any crime however gruesome because there is no capable machinery to take care of the interest of the whistleblower from there.
It is a sad thing but being a realist then this is the conclusion that I came to.
About a month ago, I found a group of teenagers doing recreational drugs and drinks and I knew I had to report. One because they looked form good educated families who were being misled into crime.
Secondly and most of all because I wanted to save lives. A cousin had recently passed away due to drug overdose and I could not see so many lives wasted in front of my eyes.
Here is how you must safely and anonymously report drug abuse:
- Making a complete note of all the information:
Write down all the details that you think are important and that will be useful for the investigating officer. Make note of the complete address where you suspect such activities and also the names of the people if you happen to know. If there is a vehicle involved then the license plate of that vehicle can also be a useful bit of information.
- You can call 911 and information or you may even call the non-emergency police numbers and leave your report with them. You could ask specifically to be connected to the drug abuse department or you could even approach over here at Ontariodrugrehabs to leave a complaint.
Whatever it is that you decide, make sure to leave a request anonymously so that you don’t have to go through hell if the adversaries come to know who tipped off the authorities.