According to news reports, three people were arrested in Eugene, Oregon for drug offenses following a lengthy investigation. The trio was taken into custody during the execution of an arrest and search warrant on Nov. 21.
Law enforcement authorities executed the warrant at the alleged drug dealer’s residence in the Barger neighborhood. The police said that the arrests followed an in-depth investigation. Before they executed the search warrant, the police learned that the suspect was in his vehicle in the parking lot of a Ross Dress for Less store. He reportedly tried to flee, but the SWAT team was able to place him under arrest. The officers then went to the man’s home to execute the search warrant.
Inside of the man’s home, the police allegedly found what they termed as “dealer amounts” of several drugs, including heroin, methamphetamines, and cocaine. Two other men were also taken into custody during the investigation. The primary suspect was charged with possession of methamphetamines and cocaine, delivery of methamphetamines, felon in possession of a weapon, and a felony probation detainer. One of the other men was arrested for failing to appear for a DUI case, and the other man was charged with possession of heroin and methamphetamines. The third man also had two other felony drug warrants.
Drug crimes can result in serious consequences. When people are charged with drug delivery and sales, the penalties are even more severe. People who are charged with drug offenses might want to retain experienced criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible after they have been charged. This can provide lawyers with more time to build strong defense cases for their clients. The attorneys may thoroughly investigate the cases and identify problems with how the investigations were conducted. They might win evidentiary motions to suppress some or all of the evidence, secure favorable plea offers, or fight for their clients through jury trials.