Eugene, Ore. – On March 28, SHELLY LEE HART, age 51, was contacted by Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit. SCU executed a search warrant at her residence in the 1700 block of Grove Street for weapons, drugs, and stolen property.
There had been a prior search warrant at the same location for similar crimes in February 2022 and police received tips activity there had resumed. Several unreported overdoses had occurred at the location, creating a more exigent need to stop the narcotics distribution at the house.
During the search warrant on March 28, SCU seized approximately 20 grams or more of fentanyl, 10 grams or more of methamphetamine, five grams or more of cocaine, packaging material, two firearms (one stolen), and stolen property from Jerry’s Home Improvement was recovered and seized. They also seized evidence of manufacturing and delivery of drugs.
The listed charges have been referred to the Lane County District Attorney’s Office for Hart’s prosecution. Additional charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Elude by Foot, and Escape in the Third Degree will be referred for two other individuals under investigation at the residence. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded and took possession of property recovered in one of their cases (from Jerry’s Home Improvement) and issued Hart a Citation in Lieu of Custody for Theft in the Second Degree under their related case number.
EPD 21-16431 (Stolen Firearm)
LCSO 23-00835 (Theft from Jerry’s Home Improvement)
Unlawful Manufacturing Controlled Substance Schedule II (fentanyl)
Unlawful Delivery Controlled Substance Schedule II (fentanyl)
Unlawful Possession Controlled Substance Schedule II (fentanyl) (CDO)
Unlawful Possession Controlled Substance Cocaine (CDO)
Unlawful Possession Controlled Substance Methamphetamine (CDO)
Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon
Escape in the Third Degree
Theft II – LCSO case 23-00835
SCU is funded by the City of Eugene’s Community Safety Payroll Tax and works in concert with communities to help solve issues. The unit focuses on prolific offenders, who are identified through intelligence-based policing, public tips, and other sources. They proactively respond across the city to quality-of-life issues as they arise, using all available resources and partners such as community groups, neighborhood associations and city services. SCU is dedicated to targeting immediate and acute community safety system issues while working toward mission-critical enhancements that need to be addressed through a longer-term and broader community safety initiative.
(Information from EPD)