drugs

South Lane School District
12:38 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Some Parents Object To Drug-testing Policy At South Lane

South Lane now requires drug-testing for student-athletes at Cottage Grove High School
Credit South Lane School District

Some parents of South Lane Students are concerned about a new drug testing policy at the District. They question whether the proposal was really student-driven.

The policy, enacted in August, requires drug-testing for athletes at Cottage Grove High School. South Lane Superintendent Krista Parent says the idea came from students who are part of the High School's Athletes Council.

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University of Oregon Football
7:07 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Former Duck Arrested on Drug Charges

Police arrested former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla on Wednesday night.
Credit Lane County Sheriff's Office

Former University of Oregon football player Colt Lyerla has been arrested on drug possession charges.

Police say officers with the Lane County Interagency Narcotics Team observed Lyerla snorting what appeared to be a white powder in his car on Wednesday night.  When police confronted him, the 20-year-old agreed to go to his home with officers to continue the investigation.  But instead, he ran into a nearby apartment.  Officers arrested Lyerla a short time later when he came back out.

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Drug issues
7:05 am
Thu September 19, 2013

San Diego Is Biggest Entry Point For Mexican Meth

Federal K-9 unit inspects vehicles at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Jill Repogle

This week we’re looking at the illegal drug trade along the west coast. In this third story in our series, reporter Jill Replogle from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk, looks at San Diego, California’s role in the methamphetamine trade. More than 70 percent of methamphetamine illegally trafficked into the U.S. passes through U.S.-Mexico border crossings in the San Diego area. And as Jill reports, that’s despite laws in both countries designed to crack down on the drug.

Customs and Border Protection agents here at the San Ysidro Port of Entry face a tough balancing act.

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Other News
6:56 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Drug Cartels Thrive On Ultimate Consumers: Addicts

Recovering addict Kevin Lehl says he found it easier to find heroin in Portland, Oregon than coffee shops.

Drug traffickers are doing big business up and down the West Coast. When you go by freeway, you’re driving a Silk Road of sorts for heroin, meth and cocaine. This export industry is evolving. Drug experts say heroin is back on the rise, fueled in part by prescription drug abuse. This week, in a series we call Border to Border Drugs, we’re reporting on drug trafficking rings that rely on every freeway in the West. In part two of the series, correspondent Chris Lehman reports on how the supply side of this business may change, but the demand remains strong.

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