After diligent work on multiple cases by Eugene Police officers, Street Crimes Unit, and Property/Financial Crimes Unit, a Eugene man has been sentenced to 80 months in prison.
In March 2021, a detective became aware a man, later identified as McKenzie Daniel Harris, age 30, was selling drugs on Facebook under an assumed name. EPD Street Crimes Unit began investigating. Harris was detained during a traffic stop and SCU detection K9 Jack alerted on the vehicle. SCU wrote, applied for and was granted a search warrant for Harris’ home on Stults Avenue. SCU’s residential search yielded a seizure of almost 14 pounds of methamphetamines and more than $18,000 cash, along with scales and packaging materials. Case 21-04196
In April 2022, a Eugene Police officer was working patrol near River Road and Corliss lane, and noted Harris in a vehicle that had an attempt to locate from Springfield. The officer contacted Harris when he was out at a car wash and detained him. Harris was found with a felony amount of narcotics and was subsequently arrested for Possession of Methamphetamines. Other evidence was observed leading to a search that yielded numerous stolen checks, ID cards and bank cards. (22-05972, 22-06279).
Harris was finally officially sentenced for a combined set of cases including those above and others, which resulted in a total of 80 months in prison. EPD Street Crimes Unit and Property/Financial Crimes Unit worked the cases.
SCU works in concert with communities to help solve issues. The unit focuses on prolific offenders, who are identified through intelligence-based policing, public tips and other sources. They proactively respond 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.