When I took office on January 1, 2017, one of my commitments to the citizens of Poinsett County was fighting drugs. In 2018, I started a task force to specifically target drug dealers. These are the people who sell to our kids and addicts. They are the ones who trade property that has been stolen from our hard working citizens.
Sharing information on what we are doing is one way I have informed the community. However, this can have an adverse effect on how people view our county and may make people think it is no longer safe. This is a problem that not only exists here, but throughout the U.S. What you are seeing now is an aggressive no tolerance approach for drug dealers that is producing results. I do believe this approach will drive the crime rate down in Poinsett County since most crimes are directly related to drug abuse. Thus, making Poinsett County a safer place to live.
We continue to ask for your support in this difficult task. We also ask that you send us tips anytime you see something that is strange or unusual. You can go to www.poinsettcountysheriff.org and submit crime tips anonymously. We can do great things together.
Sheriff Kevin Molder