Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Interagency Task Force (CCITF) receives award from the United States Attorney’s Office for its work fighting drug crime



The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon is honoring the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force (CCITF) for outstanding work in the fentanyl, methamphetamine, and heroin epidemic in Oregon with the annual Law Enforcement and Agency Partner (LEAP) Award.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office created the LEAP award to recognize, thank, and honor agencies and law enforcement partners for their distinguished service to their civil and criminal cases or matters. CCITF was nominated for the award along with Washington County’s Westside Interagency Narcotics (WIN) team.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon’s nomination says, “WIN and CCITF are responsible for dozens of federal cases that have been indicted, pled, and sentenced over the past year – cases involving defendants selling drugs to high school students, Honduran crews buying fentanyl from Sinaloa drug cartel sources operating out of Mexico and then distributing it throughout the Portland metro area, and the investigation and prosecution of multiple “Len Bias” cases involving overdose deaths resulting from the use of fentanyl. The number of defendants arrested and prosecuted, as well as the amounts of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and heroin these two teams have seized in the past year, is outstanding. Their joint efforts in tackling the crisis of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and heroin within the community is to be commended.”

CCITF, led by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, works to disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking organizations in and around Clackamas County, and to reduce illegal drugs and related crimes in our community.

CCITF is comprised of members from the Canby Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Molalla Police Department, Oregon State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). CCITF is supported by our community with the passage of the Public Safety Levy and grant funding from the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program.


Brian McCall, Public Information Officer
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
Communications Unit

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