The Oregon State Police Drug Enforcement Section provides a leadership role, coordination and support to law enforcement agencies in drug and tobacco enforcement efforts throughout the state.
INTERAGENCY DRUG TASK FORCES
Narcotic detectives are assigned to interagency drug task forces statewide. Department members work with local, state and federal agencies to disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking organizations on a local, interstate and international basis. In addition, the members provide statewide coordination and sharing of information on investigations.
CHEMICAL DIVERSION UNIT
The unit acts as the state reporting authority over businesses providing or receiving precursor chemicals that are used in the manufacturing of controlled substances. The sale of precursor chemicals is monitored through Precursor Transaction Records.
COUNTERDRUG SUPPORT PROGRAM
The Oregon National Guard Counterdrug Support Program provides support to local and federal interagency drug task forces by assigning members to many interagency task forces across the state. The members assist by providing analytical support.
TOBACCO RETAIL INSPECTION PROGRAM (SYNAR)
In July 1992, Congress enacted the Synar Amendment as part of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration Reorganization Act. It requires states to enforce their tobacco minimum age of sale laws. The Synar amendment requires states to implement procedures such as unannounced inspections of retailers selling tobacco products. The Oregon State Police Drug Enforcement Section administers this program in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs.
CLAN LAB RESPONSE TEAM
The Clan Lab Response Team is comprised of numerous narcotics detectives who are strategically located throughout the state to respond to clandestine lab incidences. The clan lab equipment is kept and maintained in Salem, Oregon. The team has special training to enter and gather evidence from a clandestine lab site.