On August 4 at 7:35 p.m. Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit arrested Erich Weber Patton, age 39, of Springfield, at 18th Street/Olympic Street in Springfield after observing a possible drug transaction and subsequently performing a traffic stop. SCU K9 Officer Joe Kidd and K9 Jack, who is a drug detection K9, alerted on the vehicle. Subsequently Patton was found in possession of more than a pound of methamphetamine. He was taken into custody on charges of Delivery Methamphetamine, Possession Methamphetamine Commercial Offense, and three warrants. Case 21-11955
This was the second stop of Patton in as many months. In July, SCU had arrested Patton for Possession Controlled Substance and Delivery of Controlled Substance Methamphetamine after discovering him in possession of over a pound of methamphetamine. In that case SCU applied for a search warrant of his residence and seized $7,000, along with packaging and scales. Case 21-10688
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, a sergeant and eight officers.