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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

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

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Drug Investigations Unit

Drugs and Vice Division: Drug Investigations Unit

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The primary objective of the unit is to conduct investigations with the purpose of arresting drug dealers and seizing assets acquired through illegal means. The primary focus of the enforcement effort is directed toward mid-level (wholesale) drug dealers. However, investigations range from arresting street-level dealers, shutting down crack houses, and arresting kilogram level dealers. The Drug Investigation Unit investigates all types of illegal narcotics including marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and illegal prescription drugs.
The unit is supported by a substantial evidence fund, which is used to meet investigative expenses such as drug buy money and payments to confidential informants. The unit initiates investigations based on information received from a variety of sources, including: street officers, community members, confidential informants and other law enforcement agencies.