Stories tagged: drugs
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Moses Lake traffic stop leads officials to $1.5 million worth of drugs
MOSES LAKE – A traffic stop and drug bust led Moses Lake police to serve seven warrants that netted $1.2 million in meth, heroin and marijuana. Grant County Sheriff Tom …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
FDA targets ‘rogue’ websites illegally selling opioids, other prescription drugs
The Food and Drug Administration has targeted more than 500 websites it said were illegally selling unapproved versions of prescription medications, including opioids, antibiotics and injectable epinephrine products, the agency …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Seattle want to join lawsuit to defend safe-injection sites
The city of Seattle wants to join a lawsuit to challenge a King County initiative that would ban safe injection sites for drug users.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
High demand for free needle pick-up kits in Everett
Snohomish County health officials say that so many people wanted free kits to safely pick up and dispose of used syringes that they quickly ran out.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
States expand investigation of opioid makers, distributors
Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Oregon man gets life in prison for meth-fueled killing
A 62-year-old Oregon man has been sentenced to life in prison for allegations that he opened fire on his former wife and her friend while drunk and high on methamphetamine, …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Lawyers appear in court for lawsuit against OxyContin maker
After the makers of the prescription opioid OxyContin filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against them, lawyers for the city of Everett are expected in U.S. District Court Monday …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Hawaii says it’s 1st state to go cashless for pot sales
Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to have marijuana sales handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
EpiPen maker failed to investigate product failures associated with patient deaths, FDA says
The makers of the EpiPen failed to properly investigate more than 100 complaints that the device misfired during life-threatening emergencies — including situations in which patients later died, according to …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Groups seek ban on high-dose opioids citing overdose danger
Safety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths among patients and people who …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Postal workers charged with taking bribes to deliver drugs
Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say 16 postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area have been charged with accepting bribes to deliver packages of cocaine.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
U.S. clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The move opens a new era in …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
Sessions: Drug overdoses ‘the top lethal issue’ in the U.S.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called drug overdose deaths “the top lethal issue” in the U.S. and urged law enforcement and social workers to “create and foster a culture …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 6:20 p.m.
Emergency rule bans new forms of spice, fentanyl in Washington
In an effort to stay ahead of manufacturers, Washington is banning a lengthy list of synthetic recreational drugs, including new forms of synthetic marijuana and derivatives of fentanyl, a powerful …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Man gets 30 years in murder for meth plot
A 32-year-old Yakima man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend and planning to pay for the deed with a …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Germany’s orange ecstasy pills have Trump’s name – and face – all over them
Police and parents have long worried about the dangers of drugs designed to look like candy. The fear, somewhat debunked, is that children would mistakenly get their hands on, say, …
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Border agents track drone from sky to drugs on the ground
A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Mexico soccer star Marquez among 22 sanctioned for drug ties
MEXICO CITY – Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 6:09 a.m.
Trump pledges U.S. will beat opioid drug epidemic
President Donald Trump took on the opioid drug epidemic Tuesday, pledging that “we will fight this deadly epidemic and the United States will win.”
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Deputies arrest two for providing fatal doses of heroin, meth
Two people who deputies believe provided fatal doses of heroin and methamphetamine to a Washington woman have been arrested.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Tribe chairman: Drugs, gang activity behind triple slayings
Drugs and gang activity were factors in a residential shooting that killed three people and injured two others on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation, the tribe’s chairman said.
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 5 a.m.
A FedEx for pot? Two Spokane firms carve out niche in marijuana delivery
The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board began licensing businesses transporting the state’s newest legal cash crop last fall. The owners say there are a lot of “gray laws” still in …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
FDA to step up fentanyl targeting at postal facilities
The Food and Drug Administration is strengthening efforts to detect opioids illegally entering the country through the mail, reflecting heightened concerns about the flood of synthetic fentanyl and similar drugs …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Legalizing recreational marijuana could boost crash rates, safety group warns
A traffic safety organization is warning that two recent studies suggest that legalizing recreational marijuana could lead to an increase in crashes, including deadly ones.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Sen. Cory Booker pushes plan to legalize pot throughout U.S.
Sen. Cory Booker on Wednesday introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana, expunge federal marijuana convictions, and penalize states with racially disparate arrest or incarceration rates for marijuana-related crimes – a …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to help ease crisis
Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Trump drug commission calls for emergency declaration over opioid epidemic
President Donald Trump’s drug commission has called for him to declare a national emergency to deal with the country’s opioid drug epidemic.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
India seizes heroin worth millions of dollars
Indian coast guard authorities say they have seized a large amount of heroin from a ship off the country’s western coast.
Sun., July 30, 2017, 10 a.m.
Philippine mayor linked to drugs, 14 others killed in raids
Police in the southern Philippines said they fatally shot 15 people Sunday, including a city mayor who was among the politicians President Rodrigo Duterte publicly linked to illegal drugs, in …
Sun., July 30, 2017
Spokane parents of addicted teenagers decry state law that keeps them at distance
When Vanessa Schultz was released from the hospital at the end of June, it was time for her to make a decision.