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June 24, 2015

Former Eugene Gang Member Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

EUGENE, OR—Cory Charles Weise, 33, Eugene, Oregon, was sentenced on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to 120 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm. Following his release from prison, Weise will be on supervised release for three years.

Weise was a well-known member of the West Side Gangsters in Lane County, Oregon, and his activities were investigated by the Eugene Police Department (EPD) and the FBI. On November 13, 2013, EPD detectives executed a search warrant at his Eugene residence and in a safe located two firearms and ten grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. As a convicted felon, Weise was prohibited from possessing firearms. Scales and packaging material were found in his bedroom, and $1,170 cash was found on his person.

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Eugene Police Department Special Investigations Unit and the Eugene Resident Agency office of the FBI. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Sweet.

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