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Teenagers Take Unknown Drug

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EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department says it’s concerned after responding to two teenage boys acting erratically after taking an unknown drug. The Eugene Police Department says it responded to a home in the 2900 block of Summit Terrace Drive early Sunday morning. Police say two boys, ages 14 and 15 were acting violently … Continue reading »

Police Restrain Teen on Drugs

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EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police are warning about the dangers of drugs, after police had to restrain a teen who they say was acting strangely. Officers were dispatched to disorderly juveniles in the 2900 block of Summit Terrace Drive around 5:08 a.m. Sunday. Dispatch advised the officers that two teen males had taken an unknown drug … Continue reading »

Former Thurston H.S. Employee Arrested

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A former Springfield School District employee has been arrested, accused of providing prescription drugs to a student. Police say 28-year-old Jeffrey Robert Braswell was arrested Thursday at his Springfield home. They say on three occasions Braswell provided Hydrocodone to a 16-year-old student at Thurston High School. Police say the student’s parents found … Continue reading »

Girl Accidentally Takes Amphetamine

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 6-year-old girl is under medical watch after accidentally taking amphetamines. The girl was on the bus headed to Family Solutions in Grants Pass. Police says she likely got the amphetamines from another student and ate it, thinking it was candy. The drug is a stimulant commonly found in Adderall. The … Continue reading »

Woman Jumps into Willamette River to Evade Arrest

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Portland OR – On Saturday January 17, 2015, at 3:10 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a complaint of drug dealing under the Burnside Bridge near Naito Parkway. An officer arrived and contacted a woman possibly related to the reported drug dealing. The woman ran from the officer, through Waterfront Park, and jumped over the seawall into the Willamette River. The officer called for assistance from Portland Fire & Rescue boats and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol. Portland Fire & Rescue boats arrived within 10 minutes and rescuedRead More
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Work Begins on Rules for Legal Pot

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SALEM, Ore. — The work to bring regulated, legal, recreational marijuana to Oregon begins next week. Lawmakers will consider a request for a half-million dollars to start making rules for legal pot. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission says it needs the money for four initial positions: program manager, two policy analysts, and a public affairs … Continue reading »

OSP Finds Oxycodone During Traffic Stop

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Oregon State Police arrested a man Wednesday, after finding Oxycodone tablets in his car. OSP says around 8 a.m. trooper stopped a 2013 Dodge Charger on Interstate 5 that was traveling at 92 mph in a 65 mph zone. The trooper noticed Oxycodone tablets wrapped in cellophane in the lap of the … Continue reading »

Wanted Man Arrested Following Search

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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Police and Salem Police arrested a wanted 21-year-old man after he fled a traffic stop Wednesday morning. OSP says around 2:36 a.m. it received a call about a driving complaint on Interstate 5. A trooper stopped the car around 2:50 a.m. on the off-ramp to Market Street. The car’s passenger … Continue reading »

Dozens Arrested in “Operation Rap it Up”

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MEDFORD, Ore.– A multi-agency investigation uncovered at least 40 people with federal drug and firearms violations, as well as activities related to prostitution and gang activities. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said 26 people were arrested and seven search warrants were served. Sheriff officials said the investigation also uncovered an organized “straw” purchasing ring, where … Continue reading »

Drug-Related Deaths Up 33% in Lane Co.

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EUGENE, Ore. — Drug-related deaths were up 33% in Lane County last year, compared to the year before. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office found Lane County saw one of the most notable increases with 20 deaths last year, five more than the year before. Thirteen of the 20 deaths were meth related, nine blamed … Continue reading »

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