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Lincoln County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 72 Months in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. – Zak Harris, 33, of Lincoln County, Oregon, was sentenced on Thursday, March 3, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken to 72 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm.    Following his release from prison, Harris will be on supervised release for four years.

On February 21, 2013, law enforcement in Lincoln County located Harris and three other people in a beach house with drugs and firearms.  They also found a box buried on public property belonging to Harris, which contained methamphetamine, a firearm and a small quantity of heroin.   The investigation revealed defendant had been selling methamphetamine in the local community.  Harris has three prior convictions for delivery of controlled substances.

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Lincoln City Police Department, the Oregon State Police, the Toledo Police Department and the Eugene, Oregon office of the ATF.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Potter.     

Updated March 8, 2016

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