Stories tagged: Drug Enforcement Administration
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 …
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.
Sat., Oct. 4, 2014
Spokane police officers investigated for steroids
Two Spokane police officers noted for competitive bodybuilding are under federal investigation for illicit steroids. The officers, Tramell “Mell” Taylor and Lydia Taylor, are married and share a home in …
Thu., July 25, 2013
DEA raids pot dispensaries
SEATTLE – Federal agents have raided a number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the Puget Sound region. Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Jodie Underwood said Wednesday afternoon the operation was underway. …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2011
Governors want marijuana reclassified
OLYMPIA – Governors from Washington and Rhode Island asked the federal government Wednesday to reclassify marijuana so it can be used for medical use. Gov. Chris Gregoire and Rhode Island …
Sat., March 26, 2011
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., Jan. 23, 2010
Businessman was leader of drug ring
Several Spokane businesses were fronts for a multimillion-dollar marijuana distribution ring busted after a four-year investigation that involved tens of thousands of taped phone calls and a car crash that …
Tue., Nov. 3, 2009, 11 a.m.
Two arrested after DEA finds pot near border
Two Canadian men face drug charges in U.S District Court after federal agents say they were caught near the border with eight duffel bags of marijuana Sunday night.
Fri., Oct. 23, 2009
U.S. targets Mexican cartel
WASHINGTON – Drug agents swept through Dallas, Los Angeles and dozens of other locations Wednesday and Thursday, arresting more than 300 people and seizing large quantities of drugs, weapons and …