If you are interested in sending The Columbus Dispatch investigative team working on the Side Effects series an anonymous tip or documentation, you can do so with the below methods. No system is 100% secure, but the below information is our attempt to create a more secure environment than that provided by everyday communication channels.


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Postal mail

You can drop a letter or package in the mail to reporters at The Dispatch. It is recommended that you use a mailbox rather than going into a post office if you wish to remain anonymous. 

Please send to:

Editorial: Side Effects Investigation team
The Columbus Dispatch
62 E. Broad St.
Columbus OH, 

Contact reporters

You can contact Dispatch reporters on this series here:

Lucas Sullivan
(614) 461-5181

Marty Schladen

Cathy Candisky