Stories tagged: drugs
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 11:30 p.m.
Drug overdoses fell in Spokane County in 2017, in yet another sign the trend of opioid-related deaths may be reversing in Washington.
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrested three people early Wednesday after discovering heroin, methamphetamine and a large amount of cash, as well as evidence of stolen property and …
Mon., July 2, 2018, 12:40 p.m.
Police say orange-colored ecstasy pills bearing an image resembling President Donald Trump’s face are making the rounds in northern Indiana.
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
A Canadian man who leased helicopters and used them to run a cross-border drug-shipping empire, helping meet the American West’s appetite for high-grade marijuana before states began legalizing the drug, …
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 4:50 p.m.
Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs – but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report released Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing …
UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 10:45 p.m.
Father charged with sexting daughters’ underage friends, attempting to trade drugs for sexual favors
A 56-year-old Spokane man is accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to underage teen girls and is under investigation for a host of other felonies, including offering narcotics to …
Tue., May 29, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
Thirty-one years after a Nampa Police drug informant was kidnapped and murdered, Rick Wiley, an investigator on the case, says he finally has some closure. Beginning in January 2017, Wiley …
Fri., May 11, 2018
A longtime Gonzaga University trustee who has made substantial donations for campus projects also leads a major construction company that’s contracted to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
A veterinarian accused of implanting liquid heroin in puppies for a Colombian drug trafficking ring is now in custody in New York.
Tue., April 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane County is considering joining a nationwide lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturers alleging the companies knowingly lied about the addictive potential of powerful painkillers.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 6:35 p.m.
As police arrived to drive out the occupants of a so-called “nuisance” house in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood, a man fell through the bathroom floor and had to be rescued …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 8:05 p.m.
A Post Falls man was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder, failure to notify authorities of a death and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
Tue., March 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
Opioid addiction is getting more attention nationally, but a Washington State University researcher says not enough is being done to help patients transition to non-opioid pain management.
Wed., March 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
Washington’s toxicology lab is struggling with a backlog of cases, thanks in part to growing number of blood tests for suspected DUI cases.
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said he’s joined the agency overseeing the region’s air pollution in direct response to new regulations and fees for marijuana business owners. Spokane County …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
Drug overdose deaths fell last year in 14 states including Washington, according to preliminary data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
A Billings Police Department evidence technician has been fired after drug evidence went missing from the department’s evidence storage, affecting numerous criminal cases, Police Chief Rich St. John said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
Hundreds of child pornography images as well as marijuana, LSD and ecstasy were discovered in the home of a retired priest from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Boise, prosecutors said.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 6 a.m.
Tami Cleveland was terrified as she drove to her parents’ house in Veradale on a September evening in 2012. Her stepmother, Beth, who suffered from debilitating migraines, hadn’t answered her …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
Washington will get a sweeping re-write of its approach to treating opioid addiction if a bill introduced in the state legislature becomes law.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
Methamphetamine use is on the rise among Washingtonians using needle exchange programs, a statewide survey released Thursday says.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
People’s pharmacy column for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Federal agents raided some 15 locations from North Idaho to southern Grant County Wednesday morning and arrested 20 people who have been charged as part of investigation into a conspiracy …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Several suspects face charges of possession with intent to distribute following the bust of a suspected drug house in Spokane Valley last week.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Two Washington state residents face felony drug possession and delivery charges after Oregon State Police seized 6.6 pounds of heroin and 2.2 pounds of cocaine from a vehicle they were …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
An Idaho nurse who was accused of stealing prescription drugs from residents of the retirement and assisted living home where she worked has been sentenced to more than two years …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
New, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of people who often suffer migraines. Studies of two of these medicines, given as shots every month or so, found they cut …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week … Except that’s …
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
A Montana doctor took the stand as he faces two charges of negligent homicide for allegedly prescribing the drugs that caused the overdose deaths of two patients.