Teenagers Take Unknown Drug

3-16 teen drugEUGENE, 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 and had an abnormal amount of strength.

While police don’t know what drug they took, police say it appears they took hallucinogens.

Police say the teens are not facing any criminal charges because they did not have drugs in their possession at the time of the incident.

“It’s  kind of hard to go after kids for that when it’s drugs and no other crime and no injuries to officers or other people. But, certainly concerning and had they been caught with the drugs themselves they’d be looking at felony drug charges,” said Lt. Scott Fellman.

During the incident one of the boys was running around in his underwear. Another got in a tussle with police officers.

It took multiple officers to restrain the boy.

Police Restrain Teen on Drugs

Police-LightsEUGENE, 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 at another location and when they arrived at the residence of the caller, they were acting strangely and violently. One had run outside the residence in his underwear.

An arriving officer located the teen, who ran from the officer. The officer was able to catch him, but the teen started to fight. The teen was erratic and had unusual strength.

A sergeant and another officer found the teen and officer at the corner of Warrant and Summit Sky. It took numerous officers to hold him down. Officers called for medics, who took the teen to the hospital.

The other involved teen had been restrained by an adult at the home of the call. He also had violent and erratic behavior and was also taken to the hospital.

No criminal actions are being taken against either juvenile.

Former Thurston H.S. Employee Arrested

3-11 Braswell, Jeffrey RobertSPRINGFIELD, 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 information on the teenager’s phone. They contacted the school resource officer.

Braswell is facing three counts of delivering Hydrocodone within 1,000 feet of a school.

Watch KEZI 9 News at 5 and 6 p.m. for more on this developing story.

Girl Accidentally Takes Amphetamine

School Bus2GRANTS 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 girl is reportedly okay but on 72-hour watch for side effects.

There is no indication any other kids have been affected this point. The school and DHS have been involved.

Woman Jumps into Willamette River to Evade Arrest

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 rescued the woman, who was able to swim over the base of the seawall and get out of the water.

The woman, 35-year-old Takeshia Nicole Cruz, was transported to a Portland hospital for a precautionary exam. Upon release from the hospital, Cruz was transported to the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and three unrelated arrest warrants.

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Work Begins on Rules for Legal Pot

MARIJUANA PICSALEM, 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 staffer.

The OLCC says regulating pot in Oregon will eventually require up to 30 workers and a two-year budget of $6.4 million.

Pot becomes legal in Oregon, July 1.

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 passenger Katrina A. Sharpe, 21, of Olympia, Wash.

K-9 officer Hemi found 10 grams of marijuana and 791 more tablets of Oxycodone concealed in the vehicle.

The driver of the car, Dominique A. Woods, 22, of Olympia, Wash., was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and being a fugitive from justice in Washington.

Woods was taken to the Lane County Jail.

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Wanted Man Arrested Following Search

Police-LightsSALEM, 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 was not wearing a seat belt, provided a false name to the trooper, and then fled on foot. The passenger was identifies as Kristopher Allen Rice, 21, of Salem. Rice was wanted in Marion County on felony warrants.

Additional law enforcement officers arrived on scene to help search for Rice. Around 6:15 a.m. SPD SWAT found Rice in a transient tent surrounded by brush and arrested him. Police found a small amount of methamphetamine on him.

Rice was transported to Marion County Jail and lodged on the felony warrants for dangerous drugs and unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and local charges of unlawful Possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and furnishing false information to a police officer.

The driver was not arrested.

Dozens Arrested in “Operation Rap it Up”

Operation-Rap-It-Up-Update-2-1024x597MEDFORD, 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 one person buys a firearm for another in order to conceal their identity. They said the investigation began after a 5-year-old girl, Alysa Bobbitt, was killed when John Meyer allegedly fired a machine gun from the floor below. Another woman, Karen Hancock, was also injured in that incident last year.

During that investigation, police said John Meyer was found to be involved in “straw” purchasing activities. Police said some of the “straw” purchases from Jackson and Josephine Counties wound up being used in crimes scenes in California.

Investigators said handguns, rifles, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Marijuana, Oxycodone, and Ecstasy were also seized during the investigation. Those arrested are facing various charges including; Racketeering, Attempted Murder, Assault, Delivery of Various Controlled Substances, Promoting Prostitution, Firearms Offenses and Conspiracy to commit these crimes.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is ongoing and they expect more arrests.

Drug-Related Deaths Up 33% in Lane Co.

drugsEUGENE, 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 on heroin, and two were a combination of drugs.

Doctors say these numbers are alarming, and they don’t show the number of people abusing prescription medications.

“Many of these deaths and these injuries are related to prescription drugs being diverted,” says Doctor Patrick Luedtke, the Chief Medical Officer for Community Health Clinics of Lane County. “Thirty years ago that was not as much of an issue in this country, even ten years ago, and now were have 60-70% of all overdose-deaths related to diverted, legal medications.”

Diversion means you took a prescription drug that wasn’t prescribed to you. He says it’s a big problem, and a major concern among doctors.