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 »

Spike in Local Pharmacy Robberies

EUGENE, Ore. — A spike in pharmacy robberies during the last month is raising questions about a prescription drug problem in Lane County. Two Bi-marts were robbed just this week in Eugene. Lane County Public Health says a demand for the drugs could be a reason for the recent increase. It says we do have … Continue reading »

Vaccines Could Help Stem Heroin Rise

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Heroin and opiate abuse is on the rise in Oregon. But local experts say new vaccines being tested by the FDA could someday help stop the drug epidemic. According to the Oregon Health Authority, 10.4 percent of people receiving treatment for substance abuse in 2011 were heroin users. In 2013, it … Continue reading »

5 lbs. of Heroin Seized in Traffic Stop

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — A California man was arrested after police found more than five pounds of heroin in his car. Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Myrtle Creek Police stopped a Nissan Maxima traveling northbound on 1-5 near mile post 111. Police searched the vehicle and found the heroin, which has an estimated value of $150,000. … Continue reading »

Third Arrest in Heroin Bust

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police say they made a third arrest after a weekend traffic stop turned up two pounds of heroin. Troopers arrested Enrique Sanchez a day after pulling over a car with Washington plates near Canyonville. They say they found about $70,000 of heroin hidden in the trunk. OSP arrested the driver … Continue reading »