About NARC

Narcotic Awareness Recognition Committee Mission Statement

HELPING OUT BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITY BY MAKING DRUG PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION UNACCEPTABLE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

In the 1990's a tremendous growth has been experienced in drug manufacturing and trafficking in the State of Oregon and Douglas County. Methamphetamine production has become simpler and the necessary ingredients can be lawfully obtained and easy to acquire.

The process to manufacture meth is danerous to the community. Meth comtaminates all it touches and is making chemical waste dumps of homes, motel rooms and our public lands. The meth addict accounts for higher than average behavioral, property and person crimes committed as compared to other controlled substances.

The solution to this problem will not be found solely within the criminal justice system. We need to work together. Effective law enforcement and meaningful prison sentences are necessary steps, but we must learn why criminals are comfortable doing business in Douglas County and Oregon. Why are their business needs too readily met. We need to study the drug criminal's environment and change it. We can make Douglas County inhospitable to the drug trade.

DINT has taken up the task of organizing the business community and the people the drug trade has used to prosper. By providing seminars tailored to each industry, DINT will teach managers and employees to make their products and services less inviting to drug criminals, describing how they behave, condust their business and use certain legitimate business sources. DINT has also set up a reporting process that business can utilize for reporting possible drug crimes. It is a goal of NARC to create an inviting environment to good customers, but discouraging to drug criminals. Anyone seeing suspicious activity is encouraged to contact DINT.

Together we can make a difference.