Man Caught With Drugs During Arraignment

SALEM, Ore. — A Salem man showed up to his arraignment for drug charges with drugs in his pocket. Michael Durban, 23, of Salem, was set to be arraigned on the charges of possession of heroin at the Circuit Court Annex; but after walking through the court houses security screening process, he was found to … Continue reading »

Work Begins on Rules for Legal Pot

SALEM, 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 … Continue reading »

OSP Finds Oxycodone During Traffic Stop

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 … Continue reading »

Wanted Man Arrested Following Search

SALEM, 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 … Continue reading »

OSP Traffic Stop Finds 4.5 lbs. of Meth

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested a San Jose man after finding after finding more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine inside his car. OSP says around 11:59 p.m. Saturday, a trooper stopped a 1998 Volkswagen for a traffic violation on northbound on Interstate 5. Investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery … Continue reading »

Ecstasy-Laced Candy Found

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department says a new take on a popular drug has hit the streets, and it could be especially enticing for kids. Officers say they found ecstasy disguised as candy last week when they contacted two men in the Park Blocks in downtown Eugene. Police say the men had about … Continue reading »

Dozens Arrested in “Operation Rap it Up”

MEDFORD, 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 … 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 »

Kids Teach About Drug & Alcohol Dangers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A group of kids spent their day talking to younger students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Members of the Students Opposed to Drugs and Alcohol (SODA) Club went to several local schools to talk to fourth graders about drug-free choices. On Monday, they focused on the dangers of smoking cigarettes. … Continue reading »

Roseburg Man Sentenced in Drug Bust

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Roseburg man is headed to prison for the next two years after he was charged with leading a drug operation. After 45-year old Jessie Benites gets out of jail, he will be under supervision for three years. Benites was arrested back in November after police say he smuggled heroin and meth … Continue reading »

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