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The original item was published from 4/6/2020 2:39:22 PM to 9/4/2020 1:49:58 PM.



Posted on: April 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] SCU Arrests 3, Seizes Large Amount of Heroin & Fentanyl

Arrested was Roberto  Escalante, age 37, of Springfield

About a year ago, Eugene Police’s Street Crimes Unit was created and went into action to target immediate and acute community safety system issues while working toward mission-critical enhancements that will need to be addressed through a longer-term and broader community safety initiative. The eight officers and two sergeants have become an effective work unit and together have made a dynamic impact on our community. They continue to do so, and have today seized a large amount of fentanyl and heroin: 


On April 6,  SCU concluded an investigation that they have been working for the last couple weeks with the help of the Eugene Police Special Investigations Unit and federal partners at the Drug Enforcement Agency.  

Officers performed a traffic stop on two vehicles at the CostCo parking lot, 2828 Chad Drive, after watching the two occupants of one vehicle (Roberto  Escalante, age 37, of Springfield, and Alva Santoyo-Gomez, age 31, of Eugene –) selling drugs (later found to be Fentanyl) to a man (Deandre Phillip Hahn, age 25, Vancouver, Washington) in another vehicle.  The SCU also very quickly obtained a signed search warrant for Escalante’s vehicles, apartment and storage unit. 


In total SCU seized a Dodge Durango, over two pounds of heroin, almost 6,000 fentanyl pills and over $5,900 in cash. The estimated street value of the fentanyl pills is around $174,000.



Roberto  Escalante, age 37, of Springfield – charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Heroin, Delivery of Controlled Substance Heroin - Commercial , Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule 1, Delivery of Controlled Substance Schedule 1 – Commercial, two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance/Delivery of Controlled Substance Conspiracy to Commit, three counts of Violation of a Restraining Order. 


Alva Santoyo-Gomez, age 31, of Eugene – charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance/Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Heroin, two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance/Delivery of Controlled Substance Conspiracy to Commit


Deandre Phillip Hahn, age 25, Vancouver, Washington, charges: Possession of Controlled Substance/Delivery of Controlled Substance – Schedule II 


Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit:

The SCU has been focusing on prolific offenders, who are identified through intelligence-based policing, public tips and other sources. They have been proactively responding 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. 

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