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 »

OSP Arrests Two Men for Meth

Eugene, Ore. – Oregon State Police say two California men were arrested Friday after a traffic stop lead to the discovery crystal methamphetamine. Troopers say around 5 p.m. a Mercedes sport utility vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation near Gateway Street and International Way. During the traffic stop an OSP drug detection canine found … Continue reading »

Father Speaks About Dangerous Drink

  EUGENE, Ore. — A scary situation for two young boys after they drank a dangerous mixture of cough syrup and alcohol Monday. The Eugene Police Department says both boys were hospitalized. We sat down with the father of one of the boys. He’s deeply concerned about kids getting high on the cough syrup. He hopes … Continue reading »

Robot Distributes Medication at Hospital

(CNN) — Doctors and administrators at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center are giving high marks to its new so-called robotic pharmacy. The technology is changing hospital pharmacies. Making sure hospital patients like Jorge Rico get the right medicine is critical. He’s being treated for leukemia at UCSF, the University of California, San … Continue reading »

Pfizer to Begin Selling Viagra Online

(CNN) — Pfizer announced Monday it is setting up its own site to sell Viagra online. The move is designed battle the sale of counterfeit versions of the drug. Most online sites that sell medications are not legitimate, according to Pfizer. A 2011 study by its security department found that counterfeit pills have only a … Continue reading »

Search Leads to Two Arrests in Lebanon

LEBANON, Ore. — The search of a Lebanon home led to two arrests Thursday. Jamie and Alejandro Estrella were both taken into custody after detectives found dealer amounts of meth, drug paraphernalia and firearms in the residence, according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities also found $300 in cash. Both men face charges of … Continue reading »

Oregon Hosts Drug Take-Back April 27

If you have any expired medications or ones you don’t intend to use, there’s a safe way to get rid of them this weekend. Oregon is taking part in the National Drug Take-Back Day. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says 43 places around the state will serve as drop-off locations for unwanted medications on … Continue reading »

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