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Press Release
December 06, 2011
Oregon National Guard Counterdrug personnel to be recognized by Portland Police Bureau
SALEM, Ore.-Personnel from the Oregon National Guard's Counterdrug Support Program are scheduled to receive commendation letters from the Portland Police Bureau Dec. 6 for their part in a multi-agency drug investigation.
Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Drugs & Vice Division will present commendation letters to three Oregon Counterdrug personnel for their participation in "Operation Trick or Treat".  The three analysts provided case support throughout the investigation.
The ceremony is scheduled to be held in Salem, Ore., at 11:30 a.m.
On March 17, 2011, investigators from various federal, state and local agencies executed approximately 20 search warrants at numerous locations in New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Dallas, Portland and Vancouver, Wash., related to the ongoing federal Oxycontin operation dubbed "Operation Trick or Treat".
During the execution of the warrants, investigators arrested approximately 15 indicted individuals, seized a Range Rover, two Mercedes and four late-model Bentleys, five guns and about 1,000 Oxycontin pills.  Authorities also identified about $200,000 in proceeds in various banks accounts.
The target of the investigation and the sources of supply for the organization were also identified and arrested in Las Vegas, Nev.  During the investigation, National Guard analyst were key in helping to assist in identifying addresses, vehicles, associates and the sources of supply in Las Vegas.
The investigation is continuing and it is believed that more assets and subjects will be federally indicted in the future.  To this end, the names of the Oregon Counterdrug personnel are not being released to the public.
Agencies involved in the investigation included Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice, HIDTA Highway Interdiction Team, Oregon State Police, Westside Interagency Narcotics Team and the Oregon National Guard.
Contact Info: For more information, contact Capt. Stephen Bomar, Chief of Public Affairs for the Oregon Military Department, at 503-584-3885.