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Investigation leads to drug arrest

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 14th, 2017

On March 12, 2017, members of Lane County Interagency Narcotics Team (INET), assisted by officers from Oregon State Police and the Springfield Police Department, concluded a several month long investigation.

Craig Scott HUCKINS (56 year old male) and Dee Craig EVANS (57 year old male) were both arrested during coordinated traffic stops last night for their roles in distributing large amounts of methamphetamine throughout Lane County.

A follow-up investigation at a Creswell area motel located a minor child of EVANS’ whom DHS caseworkers placed into protective custody. The child had been sought for protection following a series of search warrants in early February where investigators seized methamphetamine, cocaine, United States Currency and 43 firearms from three separate locations in Lane County.

EVANS was lodged in the Lane County Jail on charges of Possession of Cocaine and Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine, Heroin, Cocaine and MDMA. HUCKINS was temporarily lodged in the Springfield Municipal Jail before being transported to the Douglas County Jail and lodged on charges of Possession and Delivery of Methamphetamine, Heroin, Cocaine, MDMA, Possession of Stolen Property and Unlawful Possession of a firearm.

According to OSP Sergeant Erik Fisher, task force officers seized approximately 16 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, 210 grams of powdered cocaine, 100 grams of powdered heroin, nearly 300 suspected MDMA tablets and additional evidence of drug distribution. Investigators also recovered a stolen handgun during the contact with HUCKINS.

The Lane County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team is comprised of personnel from the Oregon State Police, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Eugene Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Lane County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity is encouraged to call the INET tip line at (541) 682-6266.

For the complete article see the 03-14-2017 issue.

Keywords: Oregon State Police Lane County Sheriff Drug arrest Cottage Grove Creswell , Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Oregon Business of the Year

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