Headout: The Ten Meth Commandments

What Breaking Bad has taught us about being a suburban drug lord.

1. Always start the morning with a hearty breakfast. High-grade meth is made from a precise combination of phenylacetone and methylamine, but the ingredients for a good day at the lab are pancakes   More
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Nighttime Cyclist's Drug Bust Upheld

Bike Bicycle

The Oregon Court of Appeals last week upheld the 2008 felony drug conviction of a bicyclist from Oak Grove who argued that Portland Police officer had no legal grounds to search him after he was stopped for riding without a headlight.At around 3 a.m. on July 3, 2008, Portland Police Officer Justin Thurman noticed Jacob Charles Leino, now 28, riding without a headlight, appeals court documents say (pdf). ...   More
Monday, February 20, 2012 by Corey Pein

Hard Drug Holidays: Adding Up Portland Arrests Over New Year's


The results are in from the holiday weekend. What follows is a list of the most-abused substances in Portland, as roughly measured by the charges upon arrest for people booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center between Friday, Dec. 31, 2011 and Sunday, Jan. 2, 2012.Cocaine: 18Heroin: 18Meth: 17Alcohol (on public property): 7Prescription drugs (unspecified): 2 These results don't show 39 charges ...   More
Thursday, January 5, 2012 COREY PEIN

Where in Oregon Can You Find Some Coke? (And E?) (And Meth?)

File this under "your tax dollars at work." Researchers at Oregon State University have concocted a snapshot of illicit drug use by sampling our municipal wastewater. The results show how much cocaine, ecstasy and methamphetamine Oregonians pissed out in towns and cities from Astoria to Ontario. “Municipalities across the state generously volunteered to help us test our methods by collecting ...   More
Thursday, July 16, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

What Obama's Drug Czar Said In Portland About Legalizing Pot

Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Policy, is in Oregon this week visiting drug treatment centers as part of President Obama's upcoming National Drug Control Strategy. Speaking this morning at Oregon Partnership, a nonprofit with services that include drug prevention programs and a crisis line for suicide intervention, Kerlikowske praised his host's outreach to veterans with substance abuse ...   More
Thursday, January 14, 2010 Ari Phillips


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