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Stolen truck recovered, Eugene man likely facing additional charges of mail theft and check fraud

Lane County Sheriff's Office
A truck reported missing from the Junction City area was recovered Sunday after a Lane County Sheriff's deputy arrested a Eugene man behind the wheel.

A Eugene man is now in custody after being found driving a truck

Lane County Sheriff's Office.
Interior of the stolen truck shows evidence of stolen items, including mail and checks.

that was recently reported stolen from Junction City.

35-year-old Rickey Lee Drummond Junior was arrested by a Lane County Sheriff’s deputy Sunday. The truck had stolen goods, including mail, identification, and checks from 35 victims from four Oregon counties. Some checks appeared to have been fraudulently altered. Several victims have shared information that has built probable cause for Drummond’s arrest, and charges of theft and fraud.

Drummond was lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges for stealing the truck and other people’s mail.

While specific charges have not been released, stealing mail is a federal crime as the U.S. Postal Service is a government agency. Penalties can be serving up to five years in prison, paying a $250,000 fine, or both.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.