The Wayne County Drug Task Force was created to combat the sale and possession of illegal drugs in our community. The task force is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General and in part from money generated from the forfeitures of money and property seized from drug dealers. Since taking office in January of 2012, the District Attorney has taken a tough stance on drug crimes and actively pursues and prosecutes all selling, manufacturing, distributing and drug use in Wayne County.
The task force is coordinated by Chief County Detective Peter Hower of the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office and is made up of officers, deputies and detectives from the:
Wayne County District Attorney’s Office
Wayne County Sheriff’s Department
Wayne County Adult Probation Department
Waymart Borough Police Department
Honesdale Borough Police Department
Hawley Borough Police Department
Lehigh Township Police Department
There have been several law enforcement “sweeps” focused primarily on the arrests of drug dealers and users in this area that were performed by the Wayne County Drug Task Force and the Pennsylvania State Police.
Helpful Drug Tip Information
If you have information about drug activity, you can call Chief Detective Hower at 570-253-5970, ext. 2255. You can also text an anonymous drug tip 24/7 to 570-391-0657 or email tips.