Drugs and Vice Arrests Two Men in Connection with Heroin Overdose Deaths - Drug Seizures on the Rise (Photo)

January 29, 2015 13:05


On January 16, 2015, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) arrested two men as part of two heroin overdose death investigations.

41-year-old Arturo Pineda-Chavez and 36-year-old Dimas Rafael Laso-Barrajona were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Distribution and Possession of Heroin.

DVD officers investigated overdose deaths on January 9 and 13, 2015. As part of these investigations, officers obtained information and evidence that resulted in the arrests of Pineda-Chavez and Laso-Barrajona.

In Multnomah County, heroin abuse and overdose deaths continue to be a significant issue for the community.

According to the Oregon State Medical Examiner, there were 59 heroin overdose deaths in Multnomah County in 201

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