Cache/Rich Drug Task Force
The Logan Police Department serves as the host agency for the Cache-Rich Drug Task Force (CRDTF). This task force is comprised of full-time law enforcement officers from the Cache County Sheriff's Office and the Logan City Police Department. Through state and local funding, these officers work to combat the ever-growing problem of illegal narcotics and prescription drug abuse that occurs locally.
Our work focuses on a zero-tolerance approach to those supplying and dealing illegal drugs in our community. We also recognize many people struggle with addiction to drugs and find it difficult to free themselves without intervention. Addiction to illegal drugs devastates families and can severely affect the emotional and physical health of children. While law enforcement action can be frightening to people, we work closely with the Cache County Attorney's Office and the local drug court for solutions to help people overcome their drug dependency and resume a normal, productive life.
Help from the community is critical to protecting our neighborhoods from illegal drugs. If you have information about illegal drugs or concerns about suspicious activity, we invite you to please contact us so we can investigate the issue. You can remain anonymous if you wish. Our officers are also available to provide drug education presentations to community groups. Please call 435-753-7555 with information or to request to speak with an agent.
Our nation is a drug-oriented country. Media messages concerning the benefits or dangers of drug use continually bombard us. Though the messages are frequent, they are often vague and some are a combination of fact and fiction. For some, substance abuse and/or addiction can become more important than family, friends, or career.
Marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamine are the leading illicit drugs in Cache Valley. They affect people in different ways, physically, mentally, and emotionally. New synthetic drugs, or "club drugs" are continually entering the drug scene; they bring new problems along with them.
Prescribed drugs are not exempt from abuse. Some prescribed medicines can become very addictive. Many doctors are aware of these dangers and may limit or terminate the use of medication appropriately. Abusers may resort to visiting different doctors and different pharmacies, also known as "doctor shopping" in an effort to conceal their problem. They typically seek out 'pain killers' (opioids) such as hydrocodone or oxycontin. Some addicts even attempt to identify themselves as physician office employees and call in their own prescriptions.
Pharmacists can assist the community by being alert to possible violations. Ask yourself: does the person presenting the prescription appear nervous or in a hurry? Did they give incorrect information or try to conceal their identity? Please notify the police immediately if you suspect fraud or see anything suspicious.
Education and prevention are the greatest tools for combating drug abuse. We encourage groups of any size to contact the Drug Task Force for presentations. At Logan Police Department, we have a secure collection box for you to safely dispose of unwanted and unused medications. This is located in the lobby of the police station.
Signs of marijuana use can include bloodshot eyes, increased appetite, relaxed inhibitions, body tremors, and possible paranoia. Marijuana is usually either smoked, through a pipe, or rolled like a cigarette.
Cocaine/methamphetamine signs and indicators include a "hyperactive" type of behavior, constricted pupils, easily distracted, impatience, anxiety, and other behaviors associated with a high-energy level. Long-term use of methamphetamine can result in substantial weight loss, a yellowish appearance on the skin, gaunt facial features, and other symptoms.
- Ecstasy is a clandestinely manufactured substance that combines a stimulant and a hallucinogen. Signs and indicators of Ecstasy use will be similar to the stimulants in addition to hallucinations, nausea, and flashbacks.
- GHB is a clear liquid often concealed in water bottles. GHB effects are similar to that of alcohol, only on an exaggerated scale.
- LSD or acid as it is commonly referred to is a hallucinogen. Indicators of hallucinogen use are dazed or confused appearance, hallucinations, nausea, poor perception of time, distance, and flashbacks.
- Club-type drugs are primarily orally ingested and the most common paraphernalia will be the container the drug is carried in.
If you come upon any of the above drugs or see anyone exhibiting the above behaviors, have drug-related questions, or wish for a Drug Presentation for your organization, please contact the Cache/Rich Drug Task Force at (435) 716-9381 or in case of emergency Dial 911 for immediate response.