Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon

General Information: 503-823-4000

E-mail: cityinfo@portlandoregon.gov

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

More Contact Info

Narcotics and Organized Crime

  • Chase

  • Lola with 10 lbs of meth

  • Nikko with 45 kilograms of cocaine

The Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit 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 Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit Complaint Form or call Drug Tip Line at (503) 823-3784 or the the Narcotics and Organized Crime Division office at  (503) 823-0246.

 

Industry Trends

Drug-Related Deaths (Multnomah County)

Source: Oregon State Police, Medical Examiner Division.

 

Accidental/Undetermined

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

All Drugs

120

131

141

176

183

All Opioids

96

77

91

115

116

Cocaine

8

15

17

16

31

Fentanyl (Including analogues)

7

3

7

24

30

Fentanyl analogues

0

1

5

21

15

Heroin

56

49

62

55

69

Methamphetamine

22

40

49

54

77

Pharmaceutical Opioid

43

33

25

34

39

Stimulants

29

56

64

71

97

Summary of drug arrests for the last five calendar years, PPB agency-wide.

 

 

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Five year Trend

Charges

5,892

4,666

3,316

2,606

2,703

-54%

Cases

3,915

3,184

2,276

1,845

1,808

-54%

People

3,476

2,793

2,057

1,579

1,509

-57%


Can you spot the fake Xanax?

Hint: Not one pill PPB has seized in the past year was a real pill.

Generation RX (Video)

The Pill Problem

Narcotics and Organized Crime Statistics

Yearly Statistical Information

Online Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit Complaint Form

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