An Oregon man has been arrested on drug charges in another state. According to reports, the 56-year-old man is a retired Clackamas County sheriff and lives in Creswell. Police stopped the man after they allegedly caught him speeding in a construction zone at around 11:00 a.m.
The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team has recently conducted a raid on a personal residence where officers suspected drug dealings. According to reports, officers from the CODE team had been watching the residence for some time. An investigation that lasted for months, ended in the raid of the home and the arrest of six people on drug charges.
When reports of drug use, manufacture or possession are given to police, Oregon police take those tips seriously. Members of the local community are often asked to give police information about drug crimes, despite having no expertise or experience on the topic. Therefore, even when community members report drug crimes, drug charges can still result for those accused.
People can buy just about anything on the Internet these days -- including illegal drugs. Many people may not realize that these transactions are possible, however, federal authorities do monitor the web for illegal drug transactions. One online investigation has led to the arrest of four Portland, Oregon residents.
Oregon police use many different methods to find illegal activity. They use undercover officers, searches of cars, houses and businesses, public informants and many other methods. One common tool Oregon officers use when searching for drugs are drug dogs. These dogs are specially trained to the presence of certain illegal contraband. These dogs help officers determine who they should search for drugs or where they should start their search. Often, the use of these dogs can lead to drug charges.