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Drug Take Back Flyer
Drug Take Back Flyer
Marion County Sheriff's Office to host annual Drug Take Back Event (Photo) - 10/17/18

The 15th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription medication, while educating the general public about abuse and prescription medications.

During the last event held on April 28th, 2018, Residents of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington turned in over 20 tons of expired or unwanted medications for safe and proper disposal at over 180 sites throughout the northwest.

This event is a great opportunity to turn in your expired and unwanted prescription medications. It helps prevent pill abuse and possible theft of these potentially dangerous medications in the wrong hands.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is participating as a collection site in partnership with the DEA. The date is set for Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Roth’s Fresh Market located on the corner of Lancaster Dr and Center St.

For a list of year-round prescription disposal boxes provided by local law enforcement agencies, visit the Marion County Health Department website at The Marion County Health Department, a public safety partner, has ample information on drug and substance abuse prevention and available resources for adults, teens, and families.

The Drug Take Back event is a national program through the Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration.

Attached Media Files: Drug Take Back Flyer
Gun Seized From Student at Elementary School (Salem) (Photo) - 10/03/18

Today 10/03/2018 at 1:00 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to Four Corners Elementary School, located at 500 Elma Avenue Se in Salem, after staff located an unloaded handgun in the backpack of a 10 year old student.  The gun was located after students saw the weapon and brought it to the attention of staff members at the school. 

Deputy Chris Bangs, a School Resource Officer charged with investigating the incident was quoted as saying, “Today’s events reflect our daily efforts in our school to empower our students that when they see something to say something.  The students and staff efforts today stopped an incident that could have had grave consequences.”    

Deputies are continuing to work with our partners at the Salem Keizer School District and the student’s parents.  The completed investigation will be referred to the Marion Juvenile Department for review.


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Marion County Sheriff's Office Statement (Detroit) - 09/28/18

Please find the attached release containing a statement from Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers. 

**The following link contains public records available for immediate release.  Some records have been redacted and/or exempted pursuant to state public records laws and state/federal privacy protection laws.**

Attached Media Files: Release_9-27-18.pdf
Sex Offender Notification (Photo) - 09/25/18

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS181.507, OAR 291-28-30, which authorizes Community Corrections to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff’s Office.  Additionally, this person’s criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend.  This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

NAME: Brian Jackson Thomas

SID#: 12812772

DOB: 3/6/1976


RACE: White

SEX: Male

HEIGHT: 5’11”                     

WEIGHT: 246 lbs

HAIR: Brown                        

EYES: Hazel


Brian Jackson Thomas is on Post Prison Supervision for the crimes of: SODO III- 4 counts

This person was granted supervision on: 3/9/2018

Supervision expiration date is: 3/8/2020

Special restrictions include:               

[X] No contact with minors (male/female)

[X] Sex offender treatment

[X] Submit to polygraph

Other:  Thomas’ victim pool includes minor males known to him.



Attached Media Files: Thomas.jpg