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