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Posted on: October 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit Involved In Take Down of Intl Drug Trafficking Organization

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A news release yesterday from U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon made the announcement, “that members of a major international drug trafficking organization, including one of its ringleaders and sources of supply from Mexico, have been charged with distributing methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl into Oregon between 2018 and 2020.”

 

Also noted in the release, the Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit, along with several of our local law enforcement partners, “The Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Marshals, Springfield Police Department, Lane County Sherriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Line Task Force in Linn County, and DINT Task Force in Douglas County,”  were involved in the arrests and investigation. 

 

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon news release: https://www.justice.gov/usao-or/pr/thirty-five-defendants-including-ring-leader-prosecuted-major-take-down-international

 

Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit

The SCU has been focusing on prolific offenders, who are identified through intelligence-based policing, public tips and other sources. They have been proactively responding across the city to quality of life issues as they arise, using all available resources and partners such as community groups, neighborhood associations and city services. SCU is dedicated to targeting immediate and acute community safety system issues while working toward mission-critical enhancements that need to be addressed through a longer-term and broader community safety initiative. The unit currently consists of a lieutenant, two sergeants and eight officers. 

 

 

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