Stories tagged: DEA
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Elephant tranquilizer makes lethal entry into opioid crisis
A substance used to tranquilize elephants that is 100 times more potent than the drug that killed Prince is presenting a new and difficult challenge in the nationwide opioid epidemic.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 7:36 a.m.
DEA laments that ‘media attention’ is making it tough to put people in jail for pot
In the Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual survey of the nation’s law enforcement agencies, heroin remained the top concern in 2016 – head-and-shoulders above all other illicit drugs – while marijuana …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 8:03 p.m.
DEA backs down on plan to ban kratom
In an unprecedented move, the Drug Enforcement Administration said it will withdraw its plan to place an emergency ban on kratom after an outcry from users and scientists who say …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, midnight
Editorial: Pot policy gaining clarity
Getting the federal government to budge on its outdated policies regarding marijuana has been difficult, but two encouraging developments have occurred in the past week.
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
Marijuana still has no medical value, DEA says
DEA says it won’t take marijuana off national list of most dangerous drugs.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
$86 million counter-narcotics plane still sitting in storage
A specialized plane at the Drug Enforcement Administration to fly missions in Afghanistan that has cost taxpayers $86 million has remained grounded in Delaware for seven years.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
DEA agents raid suspected fentanyl lab in Seattle
Federal agents have raided a Seattle home to remove dangerous chemicals used to make the synthetic opiate known as fentanyl.
Mon., Nov. 17, 2014, midnight
Feds pay visit to 3 teams
Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs –including the Seattle Seahawks – as part of an investigation into former …
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014, 2:46 p.m.
DEA agents check at least 2 NFL medical staffs
Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced at least one stadium Sunday to check an NFL team’s medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams …
Sat., July 6, 2013, 2:04 a.m.
Two arrested in North Spokane bombing of car
Two suspects were arrested on federal charges of illegal possession of explosives and firearms in connection to the June 29 bombing of a car in North Spokane.
Sat., March 16, 2013, midnight
Greenacres marijuana grow raided by U.S. Marshals; man arrested
Federal investigators seized about 90 marijuana plants in Greenacres on Wednesday after detectives found a Craigslist posting advertising “extra top quality” marijuana. DEA agents believe Paul E. Ellis continued to …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2013, 2:41 p.m.
Nine arrested in Spokane raids in connection with alleged West Coast drug ring
Drug raids led to the arrests of nine people in Spokane this morning as part of a larger investigation across the West Coast.
Wed., May 2, 2012, 11:59 a.m.
DEA apologizes to college student left in cell
SAN DIEGO — The Drug Enforcement Administration issued an apology today to a California student who was picked up during a drug raid and left in a holding cell for …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2012, 4:33 p.m.
Authorities snag escapee in North Spokane
Authorities today arrested a federal inmate that walked away from a scheduled medical appointment on Spokane’s South Hill several days ago. The U.S. Marshals-led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force …
Sat., March 26, 2011, midnight
Feds: Canadian caught w/ cocaine already on DEA’s radar
A Canadian man arrested near the international border – allegedly toting 71 pounds of cocaine – may be a major drug smuggler who’s been on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s radar …
Sat., March 26, 2011, midnight
Two face retaliation charges
Three young Spokane men are learning how serious the federal court system can be. Two friends of a 19-year-old suspected Ecstasy dealer are accused of retaliating against the informant who …
Wed., Nov. 4, 2009, midnight
Arrested Canadians toted pot in duffels, agents say
Two Canadian men face drug charges in U.S District Court after being caught near the border this week with what federal agents described as eight duffel bags of marijuana. William …
Sun., Oct. 18, 2009, midnight
Sophisticated pot fields a growing problem in Washington
Some of the most innovative farming techniques in the Northwest are being applied to a cash crop that isn’t wheat, apples or grapes. It’s a low-tech but high-stakes, high-risk venture …