National Drug Take-Back Day

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day, aimed to help decrease the abuse of prescription medications. Lane Community College had bins at both campuses for anyone to anonymously drop off any prescription drugs they might have. The drugs collected are then packaged and shipped to the Drug Enforcement Administration,¬†where they are destroyed. LCC … Continue reading »

Drug-Related Deaths Up 33% in Lane Co.

EUGENE, 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 … Continue reading »