Oregon prepares $270 million for drug treatment centers

Police inspected an abandoned house littered with drug needles in 2004.

The state commission charged with funding behavioral health care — as part of a new drug decriminalization policy approved by voters — is one step closer to getting money out the door.

The Oversight and Accountability Council created as part of Measure 110 last year has announced plans to distribute $270 million to the organizations that will treat those addicted to drugs.