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SCU officers learned residents of a home in the 300 block of Lassen Street were selling and using fentanyl and methamphetamine. An SCU officer was granted a search warrant by a judge. At 4:05 p.m., on December 20, Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit served a narcotics search warrant in conjunction SWAT, Drone Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Lane County Parole and Probation. 

During the search, officer located methamphetamine, fentanyl, a handgun, and other evidence of delivery of controlled substances. David Lee Essary Sr., age 53, and Dennis Finbar Driscoll, age 56, were both charged with Possession and Delivery of Methamphetamine and Fentanyl. Case 23-18796


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. 

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