Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed a new campaign encouraging the community to help police stamp out the supply and use of the drug ice, starting on the weekend.

Mr Anderson said the ‘Your call can make a difference’ campaign is a great initiative, prompting the public to report suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers.

“Ice has a horrific impact on the social fabric of communities across the State, and the Tamworth electorate is not exempt from its force,” Mr Anderson said.

“This new campaign will include advertisements in newspapers, magazines and throughout social media, and I encourage the community to share with their networks and spread the message - a phone call can make a big difference.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant and former police officer of 22 years, said ice is devastating communities in metropolitan and regional NSW.

“I have never seen a drug as corrosive to human decency as the drug ice,” Mr Grant said.

“We need to work together as a community to stamp out this addictive, destructive and dangerous drug that is devastating individuals, families and communities across this State.”

Mr Anderson said that as an election commitment, harsher penalties will be introduced for ice dealers.

“There will also be increased treatment programs for those who fall into its grip.

“Your call can make a difference, report anything that you think is suspicious to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and remember it can be done anonymously.

“I encourage the community to get on board and join the fight against this damaging drug,” Mr Anderson concluded.

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