While following up on a Crime Tip received via MyPDConnect, SCU officers located an online ad to sell psilocybin mushrooms and marijuana. Psilocybin mushrooms are a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance. Though there are provisions for legal possession of psilocybin, there are specific rules surrounding the licensing for the manufacture, delivery, and possession of of psilocybin products.
On December 12, a Eugene Police Street Crimes officer made phone contact with the suspect, 33-year-old Eugene resident Dylan Michael Bernard Loigman. During the exchange, Loigman agreed to sell the officer one pound of psilocybin and about 1.8 pounds of marijuana and offered to deliver it to the officer in a parking lot near his residence in the West University neighborhood. When Loigman arrived at the parking lot, he was safely taken into custody with the drugs he agreed to deliver. SCU officers executed a search warrant at Loigman’s apartment and recovered an additional three and a half pounds of psilocybin mushrooms and a user amount of methamphetamine.
Loigman was lodged at the Lane County Jail for Unlawful Possession/ Delivery of Schedule 1 Controlled Substance and Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana.
My PD Connect is new this year. It is staffed by Community Service Officers, who are funded by the Community Safety Payroll Tax. My PD Connect will allow someone to schedule a zoom or phone call with a CSO (a unit funded by the Community Safety Payroll Tax), upload photos and videos for your report, and do all of this from their mobile phone. My PD Connect makes online crime reporting an easier, more efficient, and more personable. Crime and drug tips can be reported here!
You can also reach the system by calling 541.952.3210. The system will send you a text to the online report.
SCU and CSOs are funded by the City of Eugene’s Community Safety Payroll Tax and works in concert with communities to help solve issues. The Street Crimes Unit focuses on prolific offenders, who are identified through intelligence-based policing, public tips, and other sources. They proactively respond across the city to quality-of-life issues as they arise, using all available resources and partners such as community groups, neighborhood associations and city services. SCU is dedicated to targeting immediate and acute community safety system issues while working toward mission-critical enhancements that need to be addressed through a longer-term and broader community safety initiative.
Community Service Officers are a alternative response to having sworn police officers respond. The availability of CSOs to respond to nonemergency calls supports EPD’s efforts to handle more calls for service, both emergency and non-emergency. Adding CSOs also increases the timeliness of response and provides an enhanced level of service for callers.
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