County drafts letter to Gov. Kotek on Measure 110

Law's effectiveness questioned regarding drug possession


February 22, 2023

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A coalition of local officials, including county, city and school leaders, are asking Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek to amend Ballot Measure 110 and make the possession of Class I federal narcotics – such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines – state crimes and include punitive sanctions for both adults and juveniles.

The letter was also sent to every member of Oregon's Legislative delegation.

Passed in 2020, Measure 110 effectively decriminalized possession of small amounts of hard drugs, making them misdemeanors with a $100 fine, which would be forgiven if the offender sought addiction hel...

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