JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Just days after six people were arrested in Junction City in a drug bust, a number of the suspects have been released.
Now neighbors say they’re back at the house police raided.
Police arrested six people and took three children into protective custody Friday morning in the 1100 block of Juniper Street. Five of the six people arrested face drug charges related to meth.
Neighbors are speaking out about the quick release of the releases of the suspects.
Three out of the six people arrested at the house Friday are out of jail. Neighbors say they were home Sunday, which frustrates them because they say those who live in the neighborhood are afraid for their safety.
Troy Malpass, who was charged with two felony counts of unlawful delivery and two felony counts of unlawful possession of meth, was released from the Lane County Jail on a conditional release. Robert Keeney and Andrew Gullickson were also released from the Junction City Jail.
Neighbors say they’ve heard screaming in the streets and seen fights as well as a recent drive-by shooting. They’re not surprised they were released, but that doesn’t mean they’re happy about it.
“They build up a case and then prosecutors just turn around and say hey we got nothing on them. They let them go. Next thing you know they’re over here again. All it does is take up police’s time, screws up the neighborhood,” said neighbor Mike Gue.
Breanna Spaulding, who was charged with a felony count of child neglect and frequenting known drug house, is still in jail, as well as John Johnson.