Local police work to arrest drug traffickers

By Pat Caldwell
The Enterprise
ONTARIO – Methamphetamine continues to be the most abused illegal drug in Malheur County but heroin is returning.
That was the main takeaway from area police leaders and the chief of the High Desert Drug Task Force last week in the wake of the release of a state report on illegal narcotics use.
“Meth is and has been the prominent drug of choice for quite a while here. Having said that, heroin is making a comeback,” said Brian Wolfe, Malheur County Sheriff.
The report by the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program concluded the biggest illegal narcotic threats to the state are methamphetamine and heroin. The use and trafficking of opiates, such as heroin, has continued to climb in Oregon, according to the report. A high intensity drug trafficking area typically is a geographic location where large amounts of illegal narcotics pass . . .