Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Drugs and Vice Division

  • Lola with 10 lbs of meth

  • Nikko with 45 kilograms of cocaine

  • Bak now in retirement

The Drugs and Vice Division has three main functions to reduce crime and improve neighborhood livability in our community:

1) Disrupt and dismantle mid- to high-level drug trafficking organizations operating in this region through the arrest of suspects, seizure of illegal drugs and the seizure of illegal drug proceeds. 

2)  Investigate all cases of drug overdose death where actionable leads may result in the arrest of suspects who contributed to the death through the supply of illegal drugs.  Drug overdose deaths, particularly from heroin and synthetic opioids, are steadily rising across the United States as more drug users transition from prescription opiate pills to cheaper and more plentiful heroin or synthetic opioids. 

3)  Provide investigative support to the patrol precincts to help solve neighborhood livability issues.

Please take a moment to look at our resources pages to learn more about the dangers posed by illegal drugs as well as up-to-date information regarding the legalization of marijuana in Oregon.   

Community members who want to report Drug Location information can complete the Online Drugs and Vice Division Complaint Form or call Drug Tip Line at (503)823-DRUG3784,  or the Drugs & Vice Division office at  (503)823-0246.

 

Industry Trends

Drug Related Deaths (Multnomah County)

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Heroin

52

85

80

65

54

48

Cocaine

15

25

15

9

10

19

Methamphetamine

28

36

28

45

35

60

Combination

9

25

18

18

14

24

Total

87

119

103

102

85

103

The Medical Examiner’s  2015 Drug Related Death report outlined that there have been more methamphetamine related deaths (60) than heroin related deaths (48) in Multnomah County.  This is a 71% increase in methamphetamine-related deaths in the last year.  Also, cocaine-related deaths increased from 10 to 19 from 2014 to 2015, which is a dramatic change in direction from the last few years.

 

 


Online Drug and Vice Complaint Form

Community members who want to report Drug Location information can complete the Online Drug and Vice Complaint form.

Drugs and Vice Statistics

Yearly Statistical Information

Generation RX (Video)

The Pill Problem