Oregon county decriminalizes heroin, meth, cocaine and shoplifting, among others | Raw Story Caught with small amounts of heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine? It's a ticket. So's a hit-and-run accident. Small-time shoplifting? You'll still get arrested, but it's still just a violation. For these and other lesser crimes, the district attorney will simply refuse to prosecute. "In a perfect world, you commit a crime, you'd be prosecuted for what it is," district attorney Mike Schrunk told The Oregonian. "[We] don't have unlimited funds."