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Posted on: October 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Street Crimes Unit arrests three on drug charges

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During an investigation, Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit officers gained information that Eugene residents Nathan Scott Leisk, age 43, and Sophia Diane Jennings, age 30, were involved in the distribution of narcotics. On October 19, an SCU officer applied for, and a judged granted, a search warrant for Leisk and Jennings’ residence in the 1200 block of Lawrence Street in Eugene. At the time of the warrant service, the two known residents and Sophia’s mother, Jackie Marie Jennings, age 63, were present. The search of the residence yielded roughly 345 grams of suspected methamphetamine in the apartment. 

 

Charges for the involved include:  

 

Jackie Jennings- Possession of a commercial quantity of methamphetamine 

Sophia Jennings- Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine and Child Neglect in the First Degree 

Nathan Leisk- Pending charges for Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Commercial Quantity of Methamphetamine 

 

 

SCU is funded by the City of Eugene’s Community Safety Payroll Tax and 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. 

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