Damascus Woman Charged With Trafficking Drugs to Minors via Social Media

A 19-year-old woman from Clackamas County is facing federal drug charges for using social media to advertise, sell and distribute illegal drugs to minors in and around Portland.

Averi Rose Dickinson, of Damascus, has been charged with conspiring to distribute and distributing controlled substances and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The FBI began investigating Dickinson in January 2023 after learning she ran a drug distribution service called “Kiki’s Delivery Service” that advertised and took orders for illegal narcotics on various social media applications including Instagram, Snapchat and Telegram, according to court documents.

Investigators say Dickinson had been operating the service for up to three years, taking and fulfilling orders for cocaine, LSD, MDMA, ketamine, marijuana and various forms of pills — both real and fake.

Investigators also identified Dickinson as a source of supply within a larger drug distribution chain responsible for several juvenile drug overdoses, officials allege.

Police executed federal warrants on Dickinson’s Damascus residence and vehicle Wednesday, June 14, seizing cocaine, ketamine, marijuana, and counterfeit Xanax bars, $3,000 in cash, a Glock 9 mm handgun with extended magazine, an AR-style assault rifle and a bulletproof vest.

Dickinson reportedly told investigators she believed approximately 50% of her drug distribution clients were minors and that she used several minors as runners to deliver drugs.

Dickinson made her first appearance in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta Thursday. She was ordered detained pending further court proceedings.

This case was investigated by the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force and Portland Police Bureau. It is being prosecuted by Scott M. Kerin, assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Oregon.

The Clackamas County Interagency Task Force is comprised of members from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Canby Police Department, Oregon State Police, Homeland Security and FBI, and works to reduce illegal drugs and disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking organizations.

It is funded by the county’s five-year public safety local option levy.

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