Tip Line


Operated in conjunction with Appalachia HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area), UNITE’s toll-free Drug Tip Line provides a way for callers to anonymously report suspicious activity. This line is manned from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. During all other times callers will be able to leave confidential tip information on an answering machine.

Callers will be asked to provide:

  • County, city or other jurisdiction in which the suspicious activity is taking place
  • Road name or highway number where the activity is occurring
  • Name(s) of the people involved in the activity
  • A description of the activity that is taking place
  • Time of day the activity was observed
  • What types of drugs are involved
  • A description of any vehicles involved, including license tag number
  • Whether there are children in the home or around the activity
  • If there are any guns or other weapons at that location

UNITE and Appalachia HIDTA do not keep records of actual telephone conversations. Messages left on the answering machine are deleted once tip information is logged. You may choose to provide your name and phone number if you would like detectives to contact you for additional information which may be critical to investigating your tip.

Every call to the Drug Tip Line is investigated, but don’t expect immediate results. If you believe the behavior you are reporting poses the threat of imminent harm to others you should call


Often your tip may provide the necessary information to obtain search warrants or move forward on a case. No piece of information is too small.

Tip Line calls by county

(Through September 2010)

Bath – 91 Laurel – 910 Owsley – 202
Bell – 797 Lawrence – 112 Perry – 1,823
Breathitt – 815 Lee – 230 Pike – 1,663
Clay – 1,103 Leslie – 697 Pulaski – 529
Floyd – 1,454 Letcher – 692 Rockcastle – 382
Harlan – 1,121 Magoffin – 297 Rowan – 154
Jackson – 293 Martin – 394 Wayne – 272
Johnson – 392 McCreary – 392 Whitley – 480
Knott – 527 Menifee – 65 Wolfe – 178
Knox – 925 Morgan – 137