Stories tagged: drugs
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett announced Thursday that an outside law enforcement agency, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, will review “possible errors in handling evidence” related to the bust, which …
Sun., April 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Arizona man says he’s trapped in Coeur d’Alene fighting an illegal search that landed him in prison for marijuana trafficking
Wylie Hunter was stopped with a drug smuggling partner outside of Coeur d’Alene with 75 pounds of marijuana in his trunk. Now out on parole, Hunter is bringing a legal …
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
Could hemp be Washington’s next cash crop? Lawmakers eye new system amid CBD boom, marijuana expansion
Both chambers of the Washington Legislature have passed laws that would create a state system for licensing hemp production. The long-outlawed cousin of marijuana hasn’t taken off in the Evergreen …
Sat., March 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane City Council passed a measure at the end of 2015 that would allow those with misdemeanor marijuana convictions to petition the court for their record to be cleared. …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 1:26 p.m.
The new federal rule requires health care providers to post prices for their procedures in spreadsheet form, part of an effort the Trump administration says is intended to improve transparency …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board is proposing taking more steps to regulate the hundreds of retailers offering vapor products in the state. The rules are designed to make clearer …
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
Derek Batton had pretty much beaten a heroin addiction by the time he was booked into the Grant County Jail, according to his family. Inside, though, things took a turn …
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 5 a.m.
A new drug arrest and a lawsuit brought by dissatisfied investors could cost Cip Paulsen, who spent nine years in federal prison for his involvement in a cocaine ring, his …
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 3 a.m.
In 2017, more than four times the number of people were treated at Spokane hospitals as a result of amphetamine-related conditions compared with 2008, according to the Spokane Regional Health …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Shares of Tesaro soared Monday after GlaxoSmithKline said it would pay about $5.1 billion in cash to buy the cancer drugmaker.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
The U.S. trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has offered a screenplay-worthy picture of the lawlessness and excesses during his rise to power as Mexico’s most infamous drug lord.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Spokane Valley drug house where 20 detained in SWAT raid owned by Spokane-area man charged in 2009 drug sting
An alleged drug house in Spokane Valley – where almost two dozen people were detained Tuesday – is owned by a once-prominent Spokane Realtor, who a little less than 10 …
Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Almost two dozen people were detained Tuesday morning in a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT raid on an alleged drug house.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 4:45 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted for a narrowly unsuccessful Republican plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. She says it was in an effort to give states and patients …
Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will make it easier for pharmaceutical companies to bring more complex – thus more profitable – generic drugs to market, throwing a crucial lifeline …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown give stances on marijuana, opioid addiction treatment and drugs
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has softened her stance somewhat on the legalization of marijuana, six years after Washington state voters approved the creation of a recreational market for the drug. …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 8:39 p.m.
Michael C. Painter’s driver didn’t use her turn signal last January. The traffic stop ended up costing Painter 20 years in federal prison.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:05 p.m.
Spokane police arrested two people Monday morning suspected of manufacturing hash oil at their Logan neighborhood home.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
One person is dead and perhaps 20 others have been hurt and affected by what Spokane Police are warning could be a bad batch of drugs coursing through the city.
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 …