The sole purpose of the Columbia County Narcotics Unit is to find and eliminate illegal drug use and drug dealing. We are especially interested in those who make drugs available to your youth.
We are a member of "SENT"; the Southeastern Washington Narcotics Team. SENT is a partnership with surrounding law enforcement agencies in Southeastern Washington State. This partnership allows us to pool information, expertise and resources to fight the drug problem in our communities.
Columbia County's drug problem is similar to that in the rest of the country. The use of methamphetamine (known by the names "Crank", "Crystal", or "Ice" on the street) is one of our biggest concerns. This drug has been available in our area for more than a decade, and it continues to gain popularity because it is easy and inexpensive to produce. It is known to be the illegal drug of choice in the Pacific Northwest.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit operates under the philosophy that you can and should demand a safe, non-violent, drug-free community in which to live, work and raise your family. You do not have to tolerate drug dealers and drug users in your neighborhood, but we need your help. If you know or suspect someone is selling drugs or providing them to young people, let us know. Your identity will remain confidential.
To reach the Columbia County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit, call (509) 382-1100.
THE FACES OF METH
These are booking photos provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office of actual people who are known to use methamphetamine. The captions beneath each picture indicate the amount of time between each picture taken. See for yourself the effects of meth use.