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At around 5:30 p.m. on March 26, Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant for possession and delivery of methamphetamine at Wheeless Trailer Sales, 3560 Main Street, Springfield. SCU had been investigating a long-time employee, 51-year-old Grant Wayne Wheeless, who lives on the property in an attached apartment.

During the warrant service SCU located more than 3.4 pounds of suspected methamphetamine, more than $11,000 in cash, five operational digital scales with crystal residue on the weighing surface, various-sized unused plastic baggies (Packaging), and a stolen rifle.

 Wheeless was charged with Manufacture, Delivery, and Possession of Methamphetamine (Commercial Drug Offense) and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Case 24-04009

SCU partners with other services to help solve issues, maximize services, and meet community needs. The Community Safety Payroll Tax was passed to provide funds to support the Community Safety System. Funding will help provide faster, more efficient safety responses, deter crime, connect people to services, engage and help at-risk youth, support more investigations, and court services, and hold those who commit crimes accountable. SCU 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. 

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