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Commissioners to tackle issues with Measure 110


November 30, 2022

Oregon’s Ballot Measure 110, which reduced some drug possession charges from felonies to misdemeanors and offered counseling as an alternative to jail time, also created unintended consequences when it came to dealing with juveniles, Linn County Juvenile Director Tori Lynn told commissioners Roger Nyquist and Will Tucker Tuesday morning, Nov. 22.

According to Lynn, the law did not differentiate between adults and juveniles, making it difficult if not impossible to get services to young people when their drug offenses are in their early stages.

During the recent gubernatorial campaign, all...

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