Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell is happy to share some big changes with the community to better serve the citizens of Whitley County.

The Sheriff’s Department now has a drug tip line, as well as a link on the website where citizens can provide drug tips. The drug tip line phone number is: 606-280-9115. Citizens who call this number will get an automated message where they may leave as much detailed information as possible. The information left will go directly to Narcotics Detective Derek Eubanks. If you wish to speak with Detective Eubanks to provide further information, please leave your name and number on the tip line and he will return your call.  Also, on the Sheriff’s Department website there is a link where you may report Drug Activity. Citizens may visit the website at: and click the blue link, “Report Drug Activity”. Remember, all this may be done anonymously! The submissions from our website go directly to Detective Eubanks also.

Sheriff Harrell hopes the new drug tip line and the new drug submission form will help citizens who wish to report drug crimes anonymously feel more comfortable in doing so. Drug tips from citizen often lead to arrests. Sheriff Harrell appreciates the community for taking a stand against drugs and helping his department with any information they may have concerning crimes in our community.

Also, on our website there is a new form “Extra Patrol Requests”. Citizens may submit this form if they wish to have extra deputy patrol in their neighborhood or if you plan to be out of town and would like deputies to patrol by your home during that time. Please provide as much detail as possible, along with anyone who would have permission to be at the home during the times you will be out of town.

Sheriff Harrell and his staff hopes this will be another way citizens can reach out to our department with drug tips and request extra patrols.

Drug Tip Line: 606-280-9115