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heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
« on: March 19, 2016, 07:41:23 AM »

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/crime-and-courts/3989475-police-drug-dealers-fargo-set-heroin-hotline

FARGO--For much of 2015, area law enforcement agents were aware of an interesting development in how heroin dealers marketed their product.

While law enforcement officers had been aware for many months that a specific phone number was being used by consumers to contact dealers, agents didn't know the actual number until late last summer.

That's when they executed a search warrant on the phone of a Fargo man who, as part of an investigation, admitted to buying more than 100 grams of heroin and to calling a phone number set up by traffickers.

The suspect in that case, Jeremy Tibiatowski, was convicted of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

He was sentenced to two years in prison, with all but 180 days of that sentence stayed.

While authorities were able to obtain the hotline number by searching Tibiatowski's phone, the information didn't necessarily lead investigators to more suspects, Brett Shasky, a federal prosecutor in Fargo, said Thursday, March 17.

Shasky said what the disclosure did provide was supporting evidence in cases prosecutors were already working that involved suspects authorities knew had used the hotline to buy drugs.

"It (the number) simply helped corroborate information we already had," Shasky said.


On another level, the existence of the hotline underscores the resurgent nature of heroin at a time when fatal heroin overdoses are showing up in alarming numbers in the region. Police suspect three recent deaths in the Fargo-Moorhead area are heroin-related, and state crime agents in Minnesota say they suspect seven people died from heroin in western and central Minnesota in recent week.

Shasky said he believes the vast majority of heroin users probably started out abusing prescription medications and switched to heroin when their supply of pills, for whatever reason, dried up.

"I think the heroin became a cheaper alternative, especially when people found it more difficult to get prescription medications," he said.

"It certainly it appears it (heroin) is a little too easy to get your hands on now," Shasky said, adding that users clearly do not appreciate the dangers of the drug.


He said that might be because "by the time they get to it, the addiction is too strong."

Shasky said he doesn't know if the Heroin Hotline is still being used, but he said it is unlikely.

He also said it isn't known at this time whether the hotline is tied to any fatal overdoses. Given the time frame the hotline was known to be in operation, that may be unlikely, he said.

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Re: heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 09:55:50 AM »
lol "hotline"
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Re: heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2016, 12:15:37 PM »
kinda funny dude only got possession and paraphernalia charges. And that he was convicted ALREADY



ALMOST like olde Jeremy Tibiatowski flipped on his supplier and copped to a lesser charge in exchange for not getting delivery charges, ALMOST....


Like the pigs would let a multi month investigation end in possession and paraphernalia charges on ONE dude, please. Read between the lines here people, dude narc'ed.

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Re: heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2016, 09:47:53 PM »
@theSWPK  It exists to talk people down from making the terrible decision to quit heroin when they run out of money and/or connections.  It's a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

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Re: heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 07:10:22 AM »
kinda funny dude only got possession and paraphernalia charges. And that he was convicted ALREADY



ALMOST like olde Jeremy Tibiatowski flipped on his supplier and copped to a lesser charge in exchange for not getting delivery charges, ALMOST....


Like the pigs would let a multi month investigation end in possession and paraphernalia charges on ONE dude, please. Read between the lines here people, dude narc'ed.
That was the first thing that I thought too.

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Re: heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 05:19:27 PM »
kinda funny dude only got possession and paraphernalia charges. And that he was convicted ALREADY



ALMOST like olde Jeremy Tibiatowski flipped on his supplier and copped to a lesser charge in exchange for not getting delivery charges, ALMOST....


Like the pigs would let a multi month investigation end in possession and paraphernalia charges on ONE dude, please. Read between the lines here people, dude narc'ed.

i'm going all in on this.
exactly what happened.

 Jeremy Tibiatowski might not have that great of a time if he tries to get back into this shit after his tiny jail sentence ends.
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Re: heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2016, 09:39:44 AM »
First thing I thought of was what's the number. Is that wrong?

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Re: heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2016, 08:58:07 PM »
hotline = dealer with cell phone.
 Congratulations to Fargo PD's creative self-promotion team.

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Re: heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2016, 01:22:20 PM »
@MoeMentim -- hahaha that's hilarious. Thank you for the laugh....

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Re: heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2016, 10:59:50 PM »
u no when dat hotline bling

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Re: heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2016, 11:17:02 PM »
u no when dat hotline bling
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Re: heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2016, 04:37:32 AM »
Yeah plan on hanging around here more now, was really missing the type of discussion that was on opio...great to keep in touch with the same people too

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Re: heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2016, 02:22:32 PM »
hotline = dealer with cell phone.
 Congratulations to Fargo PD's creative self-promotion team.


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Re: heroin hotline setup by dealers in Fargo
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