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Drug "Take Back" Box Established in Jacksonville

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th July NewsdrugsJacksonville news

A sixth drug “take back” box has been set up in Jackson County- the latest set up in Jacksonville at the police department. The idea is to keep unused prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands. It also provides a more environmentally sensible means of discarding unused drugs. The service is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ambulances Experiencing Drug Shortage

By Jim McCoy Thu 12th July Newsdrugsemergency serviceshealth

Emergency responders in various jurisdictions have reported struggling to deal with a shortage of drug supplies created by manufacturing delays and industry changes.  Some paramedics are injecting expired medications, despite a risk they won't work as intended.  Others are scrambling to train paramedics to use alternative medications.Read More »

Teens More Likely To Try Drugs, Alcohol During Summer

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th July Newsdrugsteen drug/alcohol use

A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Division concludes teenagers are more likely to try marijuana for the first time during the month of June or July than at any other time of the year. First time alcohol use is more likely in June, July, and December.Read More »

Operation Clear Green Nets Drugs, Weapons, Cash

By Jim McCoy Fri 11th May NewsdrugsSOMMER

Over 90 law enforcement Thursday closed in on a Rogue Valley marijuana and meth trafficking organization spanning 8 locations in Central Point, Medford and Eagle Point as part of “Operation Clear Green.” 15 were arrested and/or cited on charges related to the investigation.Read More »

Traffic Stop Nets 107 lbs. of Marijuana

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th May NewsdrugsKlamath Falls news

A Tuesday night traffic top north of Klamath Falls led to an arrest and the seizure of 107 pounds of marijuana. 23-year old Brandon James Manger of Bend was being pulled over for a traffic violation when authorities found the pot in his Dodge Durango. The pot seized is valued at approximately 250-thousand dollars.Read More »

Medical Examiner: Oregon Heroin Deaths On The Rise

State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson says the number of heroin overdose deaths has been climbing in recent years in Oregon.
     The 143 deaths last year were 53 more than the year before andRead More »

Friend of Victim Held in Eagle Point Shooting

An Eagle Point man is dead, and another is in custody this morning (Thursday) after a shooting incident at their residence. At 12:40 p.m. yesterday, police responded to a reported suicide on North Buchanan in Eagle Point, and upon arrival, they found 24-year old Joseph Faaeteete dead in the garage.Read More »

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