Case Number: 19-2440
More Information: Sgt. David Lewis
Completed By: Sgt. David Lewis
Deceased Subject: Juvenile, 13 years old of Springfield
Juvenile, 15 years old of Springfield
Juvenile, 14 years old of Springfield
Juvenile, 13 years old of Springfield
Juvenile, 17 years old of Eugene
Charges: Possession & Delivery of a Controlled Substance
Arrested: Harris, Kevin Michael 22 of Eugene.
Charges: Federal Offense Hold.
On the listed date and time, Springfield Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of 54th Street. A resident at the location had discovered a 13 year old male unresponsive in a camp trailer parked at the residence. Eugene/Springfield Fire responded and pronounced the male deceased.
Springfield Police and the State Medical Examiner launched an investigation into the death and determined illegal drug use was a probable factor in the death of the juvenile. Drugs were recovered at the scene; Police suspect the drug to be LSD. Three other individuals who had left the scene were arrested on the above listed charges and lodged at Lane County Youth Services. Springfield Police detectives continued their investigation into the source of the illegal drugs obtained by the juveniles. Police served a search warrant in Eugene later on in the day where they arrested a fourth juvenile and seized suspected LSD and Marijuana. That juvenile was also lodged at Lane County Youth Services on the listed charges.
In the late evening hours of March 29 and into the morning of March 30, 2019 Springfield Police detectives arrested Kevin Michael Harris of Eugene in connection with this case. He was found to be in possession of a large amount of suspected LSD and arrested. The Drug Enforcement Agency was notified of the circumstances surrounding this entire case and a Federal Offense Hold was placed on Mr. Harris. He was lodged at the Lane County Jail.
The investigation is continuing and additional arrests and charges may be forthcoming.
Anyone with additional information should contact Springfield Police Detectives at 541-726-3721.