District Attorney's Office
Heroin Prevention Outreach
On Friday, March 7, 2014, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler joined then-Deputy DA Matthew Weintraub and other members of the DA office to launch a Heroin Prevention Outreach initiative.
“We asked ourselves, ‘With limited resources, what can we do that’s smart and will make a difference?’" Heckler told a crowd of print, internet and electronic media members. “There are three ways to attack this problem – 1) educate the public; 2) eliminate the supply of drugs; and 3) prosecute dealers through the use of anonymous tip lines.”
To that end, the DA office has set up three methods of alerting law enforcement officers about heroin activity in Bucks County. The first is a telephone line: 1-215-345-DRUG (3784). The second is an e-mail address: email@example.com. The third, geared at the millennial generation is a text tip line: simply text BUCKSDRUGTIPS to TIP411.
It is important to note that all information provided will be anonymous.
“It’s time to stop being passive, and time to start being aggressive,” stated Weintraub, who since has succeeded Heckler as District Attorney. “We want to take the public by the throat, because without the public’s help we can’t win. That’s paramount. Enough is enough. If you know something, tell us.”
Residents are also encouraged to participate in Medication Take Back Days, as well as using the Permanent Drop Off Boxes throughout the County, part of the Bucks County Medication Disposal Program.
Office of the District Attorney
Bucks County Justice Center
100 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901