Nonprofit Helps Dispose Needles

EUGENE, Ore. — A local nonprofit is stepping up to help a family that reached out to KEZI 9 News. The Burchell family talked Wednesday about how they keep finding used drug needles around their neighborhood. The HIV Alliance wanted to reach out to them and anyone else who may have found a used needle … Continue reading »

Neighbors Find Needles in Yard

EUGENE, Ore. — As Lane County struggles with its budget crisis, some Eugene neighbors say they’re struggling to keep drugs off their streets–by themselves. Those neighbors told KEZI 9 News they called the sheriff’s office, but they got little to no help. On Tuesday afternoon, neighbors say they found a needle lying in the grass … Continue reading »

14 Arrested in Drug House Bust

EUGENE, Ore. — After weeks of investigating, the Eugene Police Department hauled 14 people to jail from a drug house. Officers scoped out the apartment and then made the arrests Monday night. Police spotted several people of interest heading into an apartment unit on Fifth Avenue and Jefferson Street. One of those taken to jail … Continue reading »

Drug Abuse Survey Adds Bath Salts

(CNN) — A new survey finds marijuana continues to be the most popular illicit drug for many teens. The National Institute on Drug Abuse released its annual Monitoring the Future survey Wednesday. Researchers surveyed more than 45,000 eighth, 10th and 12th graders. More of them said they’d used marijuana in the past year than any … Continue reading »

State Ranks Fourth for Illicit Drug Use

SALEM, Ore. — A new report says Oregon ranks fourth in the country for illicit drug use. The Oregon High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Monday released its 2013 Threat Assessment and Counter-Drug Strategy. The report says the number of illicit drug deaths rose between 2010 and 2011 by 20 percent. Heroin deaths spiked more than … Continue reading »

Mandatory Drug Tests for North Bend H.S.

NORTH BEND, Ore. — Students at North Bend High School will now have to take mandatory drug tests. “The World” newspaper reports that the school board approved the drug testing policy Monday night. The new rule applies to all students involved in extra-curricular activities. Students will have to submit to a test before participating in … Continue reading »

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