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  • N. Idaho businessman caught in drug sting gets 27 months

    Jerry Carlson rose quickly through the ranks of the insurance industry, opening his own office as a young man and attracting some of the biggest accounts in Kootenai County. His …


  • Ex-CdA school booster sentenced to prison for cocaine

    A former Coeur d’Alene High School booster of the year and prominent insurance agent was sentenced today to 27 months in federal prison for cocaine.


  • 19 arrested in multi-agency gang sweep

    A series of federal arrests is going on today as part of a lengthy drug and firearms investigation targeting Spokane-area gangs.


  • DEA raid shuts down alleged CdA coke ring

    For 20 years, federal agents allege, a Coeur d’Alene cocaine dealer went undetected by law enforcement, thanks in part to a tight-knit group of traffickers that included his friends and …


  • Cocaine smuggler gets 10 year term

    The last of two drug smugglers arrested in Utah with cocaine bound for a young helicopter pilot in the Colville National Forest has been sentenced to 10 years in federal …


  • Drug arrest details emerge

    Before he was sentenced last year, a former Bayview, Idaho, contractor now serving time in federal prison for selling marijuana helped federal drug agents bust a once-prominent Coeur d’Alene insurance …


  • Hearing reveals that contractor helped bust Carlson

    Before he was sentenced last year, a former Bayview, Idaho, contractor now serving time in federal prison for selling marijuana helped federal drug agents bust a once-prominent Coeur d’Alene insurance …


  • Details emerge on international drug ring with Spokane ties

    An international drug ring that led to a young man’s suicide in the Spokane County Jail was headed by four Canadian men, authorities allege, one of whom offered to cooperate …


  • Canadian drug ring details emerge

    An international drug ring that led to a young man’s suicide in the Spokane County Jail was headed by four Canadian men, authorities allege, one of whom offered to cooperate …


  • Drug web snagged many

    Snow covered the ground and the wind howled furiously as a young Canadian man approached the Colville National Forest, piloting a helicopter packed with marijuana. Federal agents say Samuel Jackson …


  • Pilot’s story sought for big, small screens

    Samuel Lindsay-Brown’s popularity in the sport of extreme mountain-biking led to wide attention when he committed suicide in Spokane County Jail in February. Since then, Lindsay-Brown’s story has been told …


  • DEA makes major cocaine bust

    Spokane International Airport police suspected something was going on with the Canadian man they’d seen several times. In the past four months, he’d rented several SUVs and returned them after …


  • 38 kilos of cocaine seized in E. Washington drug bust

    A tip from airport police in Spokane leads to a major drug bust — more than 80 pounds of cocaine confiscated from a rented SUV by federal agents who spent …


  • Drug suspected in death

    Health officials suspect that contaminated cocaine has killed one Spokane woman and sickened three others in the area. A muted response by the Spokane Regional Health District – which knew …


  • CdA businessman faces federal cocaine charges

    A prominent Coeur d’Alene insurance agent and school booster charged with possessing cocaine this month is part of a larger criminal conspiracy investigation involving at least a half a kilogram …


  • Three men arrested on drug charges

    Three Spokane Valley men were arrested on felony drug charges today following a month-long investigation by Spokane police.


  • Canadian man to serve 8 years for smuggling

    A former Canadian union official was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Spokane to serve eight years in a U.S. prison for attempting to smuggle an estimated $4 million worth …

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