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Man with Firearm Caught Selling Drugs Near U of O

An Oregon man who was allegedly found with an illegal gun is suspected of manufacturing and selling meth and accused of domestic violence after the police further investigated the situation.

According to reports, drug sales in Eugene have increased, and the authorities are actively working to improve the conditions.

The police were recently notified about possible drug activity taking place downtown, and in the West University neighborhood. Officers from the Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit followed up on the reports. They were led to a 35-year-old local man who lives close to the University of Oregon, and they believed he was involved in the drug sales.

The police obtained a warrant and made plans to go to the man’s residence. They know he has children and wanted to ensure the kids were not home when they executed it.

It was reported that on August 17, after confirming the youngsters were not there, the Street Crimes Unit, officers from the Eugene Police Department, and SWAT planned with the consideration that the suspect might be armed, and they went to the home late in the afternoon.

The man cooperated with the authorities while he was being detained, and the police conducted a search. They allegedly found a rifle, in addition to drugs. They also learned that there might be an ongoing domestic violence situation in the home.

Following his arrest, the suspect was booked into the Lane County Jail. He is facing preliminary charges for unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, second-degree domestic abuse (assault), menacing, and first-degree child neglect.

At the time this was written, he was still incarcerated without bond.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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