Fierce Little Scratches

How Mexican heroin dealers and Russian addicts collided in Portland: An excerpt from Sam Quinones’ new heroin saga, Dreamland.

Cover Story
The two worlds couldn’t be more different. The young men of Xalisco toil in the sugarcane fields outside of town, nestled in the hills of southwestern Mexico. They dream of making enough m   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 AARON MESH

Sam Quinones, Dreamland: Book Review

A nation nods off.

In March of 2013, WW ran a cover story titled “Who Wants to Save a Junkie?” It described a drug, Narcan, that could snap users out of heroin overdoses. By then, American OD deaths from opi   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 AARON MESH

Moving the Needle

A new law expanding the use of an anti-overdose drug is cutting the number of heroin deaths.

News Stories
Two months ago, a heroin user overdosed on the Southwest Salmon Street overpass across Interstate 405, about a block from the headquarters of Outside In. Someone alerted the staff at the nonpr   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 BRENT WALTH

Police Find $400,000 Worth Of Heroin In $3 Ice Cream Sandwich Box

heroin sandwich

Great Value. Indeed.That's a Walmart house brand, by the way.Backstory from the Portland Police Bureau announcement: On Friday, January 13, 2012, officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) were in the area of SE 92nd Avenue and SE Division Street following up on neighborhood drug complaints. DVD officers knocked on the door of 9230 SE Division Street, the person who answered ...   More
Tuesday, January 24, 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


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