JUNCTION CITY — Authorities arrested six people and took three children into protective custody after serving a search warrant Friday at a “known drug house” in Junction City, Police Chief Mark Chase said.
Police seized methamphetamine, marijuana, stolen property, cash and drug paraphernalia from the home in the 1100 block of Juniper Street, Chase said.
Two children lived at the home with five adults. State child welfare officials took both youngsters — along with another child who happened to be staying overnight at the house — into protective custody, Chase said. The children were ages 4, 6 and 11.
Chase said police have been called to the home more than 50 times in the past few years, and that it was the target of a drive-by shooting earlier this month.
Breanna Renee Spaulding, 22, is the mother of three of the children found at the home, Chase said. She was lodged in the Lane County Jail on charges of first-degree child neglect and frequenting a known drug house.
Also booked into the county jail was Troy James Malpass, 48. He is charged with two counts of delivering methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school and two counts of methamphetamine possession.
Three other residents of the home are being held in Junction City’s municipal jail on misdemeanor charges of frequenting a known drug house.
Chase identified them as John Steven Johnson, 52; Tammy Engebretsen, 42; and Robert Lee Keeney, 29.
A visitor to the home, 26-year-old Andrew Kent Gullickson, also faces a charge of frequenting a known drug house.
The home where the search warrant was served is near Laurel Elementary School, Chase said.