Stories tagged: cocaine
Tue., April 11, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
26 charged with trafficking cocaine at Puerto Rico airport
Federal law enforcement has broken up a $4 million drug-trafficking ring at Puerto Rico’s main international airport that relied on bathrooms and garbage chutes to smuggle cocaine to the U.S. …
Sat., March 4, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
American cocaine use is way up. Colombia’s coca boom might be why.
While much of the recent attention on drug abuse in the United States has focused on the heroin and opioid epidemic, cocaine has also been making a comeback. It appears …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
794 lbs of cocaine worth $62 million washes up on English beach
British police say 794 pounds (360 kilograms) of cocaine with a street value of up to 50 million pounds ($62 million) has washed up on beaches in eastern England.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
110 pounds of African drug khat seized at Pittsburgh airport
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have seized 110 pounds of an African drug being shipped through Pittsburgh International Airport.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in airplane’s nose gear
Authorities say 31 pounds of cocaine that was accidentally discovered stashed in the nose of an American Airlines aircraft in Tulsa is worth around $434,000.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Texas man caught with cocaine hidden under belly fat, police say
Authorities say a Texas man tried to destroy cocaine hidden under his belly fat while being taken to jail after failing a field sobriety test early on New Year’s Eve.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
Coast Guard, Canada Navy seize 26 tons of cocaine in Pacific
More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million was brought ashore Thursday in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Police uncover illegal booze, drug operation in South Hill home
From our archive, 100 years ago Two women and three men were arrested after police found opium, cocaine, morphine and 125 quarts of whisky in a house on the lower …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
20 pounds of cocaine found in speeding BMW
A man is facing charges after police found 20 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $320,000 inside a BMW.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 5 p.m.
Two Colombians accused in U.S. of trafficking 3 tons of cocaine
Two Colombian men have been extradited to Los Angeles to face charges that they tried to smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 6:56 a.m.
French Coca-Cola workers find smuggled cocaine in shipment
Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France opened a shipment of orange juice but found a huge shipment of cocaine instead.
Thu., July 14, 2016, 10:22 p.m.
Cocaine-soap mix-up costs Pennsylvania police $195,000
Court documents show the Pennsylvania State Police have paid $195,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a New York man who spent 29 days behind bars after troopers mistook homemade …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Washington man charged after $2.2M in cocaine seized in Ohio
State and federal authorities say they have seized cocaine worth an estimated street value of $2.2 million and arrested a Washington state man in a drug investigation in northwest Ohio.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 8:18 a.m.
Portland police seize $1.5 million in cocaine
Portland police say they have seized an estimated $1.5 million worth of cocaine after stopping a vehicle with suspected drug traffickers in Washington County.
Thu., March 24, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: school janitor came to work for days with smallpox
The custodian at Whittler School came to work for eight to 10 days with an advanced case of smallpox.
Fri., March 4, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Men arrested in Oregon with over $2.3M in drugs
BIGGS JUNCTION, Ore. – A man from Royal City, Washington, and a man from Moses Lake were arrested last week after millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine and methamphetamine was …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
Police bust WSU student for allegedly selling coke behind sorority
Police arrested a 21-year-old WSU honor student suspected of dealing cocaine to an informant behind her sorority’s house near campus.
Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 4:10 p.m.
Drug extradition may shed light on Venezuela
Law enforcement officials say a border region butcher with a bad headlight might help shed light on the scope of Venezuelan military involvement in the cocaine trade.
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The Idaho Pure Food and Drug commissioner said Idaho was becoming known as the “home of the dope dispensers.”
Wed., June 24, 2015, 3:19 p.m.
Court docs: Spokane Valley man beaten by wife, her mother, 4 others
A Spokane Valley woman and her mother allegedly recruited four men to help beat up the woman’s husband and steal belongings from his home. The man and his mother-in-law both …
Tue., June 23, 2015
Stoll facing felony
Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll has been charged with felony cocaine possession stemming from his April 17 arrest at a Las Vegas Strip pool. The Clark County district attorney’s …
Sun., Oct. 19, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The brutal war in Europe continued to be good for Spokane business. The Washington Cracker Co. of Spokane just sent 30,000 pounds of crackers …
Tue., Dec. 10, 2013, 8:22 a.m.
Drug agents bust Central Washington man for pot, cocaine
Moises J. Tello Quintana, 26, was arrested Monday in Royal City after he picked up a package containing three pounds of marijuana from the local Post Office.
Fri., April 12, 2013, 1:10 p.m.
Eight-time felon sought in drug-trafficking case
During a large-scale drug trafficking investigation the Spokane Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit recovered more than a half-pound of heroin, 18 ounces of methamphetamine, cocaine, cash and paraphernalia.
Thu., May 24, 2012
Chronic eluder arrested for second time in three weeks
A Spokane man arrested at gunpoint after a police chase three weeks ago was picked up again Tuesday morning after another chase with law enforcement. A profusely sweaty Michael S. …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2011
Man, 77, faces trafficking charges
A 77-year-old man who lived just miles from the Canadian border in Ferry County is accused of being a major drug trafficker. Alvin O. Shields was allowed to leave the …
Sat., July 16, 2011
Plea deal in Hells Angel drug case
A member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he conspired to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and grow more than 100 marijuana …
Fri., July 15, 2011, 2:37 p.m.
Hells Angels member pleads guilty to drug charges
A member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang pleaded guilty today to charges that he conspired to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and grow more than 100 marijuana …
Sat., April 23, 2011
Hells Angels member indicted
A grand jury has indicted a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang on federal drug and gun charges. Michael Ryan Fitzpatrick, 33, is accused of conspiring with two unidentified …
Wed., April 6, 2011
Post Falls businessman arrested in drug raid
A man who shot two men in downtown Coeur d’Alene in what a grand jury ruled was self-defense returned to jail on a heroin charge after a SWAT team raid …