Stories tagged: drugs
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 1:22 P.M.
‘El Chapo’ appears in a U.S. court for the first time, pleads not guilty
Accused drug lord Joaqumn “El Chapo” Guzman appeared in a U.S. court here for the first time Friday, pleading not guilty to the charges against him as prosecutors revealed in …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 1:19 P.M.
Three men charged with smuggling meth in semi-trailer’s gas tank
Three men from Mexico are charged with smuggling more than 1,000 pounds of liquid methamphetamine into northeast Kansas in the gas tank of a semi-trailer truck
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 12:28 P.M.
Obama commutes 330 drug sentences on last day as president
In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he’s …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 10:35 P.M.
Las Vegas stripper Loren Toelle pleads guilty to heading multistate drug ring that ensnared a Coeur d’Alene physician
A Las Vegas stripper, and ex-wife of a Coeur d’Alene physician, has pleaded guilty to being the head of a drug trafficking ring that stretched from North Idaho to North …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 8:45 A.M.
Federal agents bust ‘high-level’ heroin dealer in King County
A King County man has been arrested for trafficking large amounts of black tar heroin throughout the region.
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 10:34 A.M.
Murray and Cantwell criticized over drug import votes
Washington’s two Democratic senators are being criticized for their votes against a proposal aimed at making it easier to import inexpensive prescription drugs from Canada. The
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 11:46 A.M.
With an eye on veterans, Olympia cannabis activist welcomes Hempfest outpost
Seattle Hempfest organizers are opening an outpost in downtown Olympia with a little help from one of the state’s most visible cannabis activists. Olympia Hempfest Central will have a grand …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 1:32 P.M.
Marijuana and health: The good, bad and unknown
A new report concludes that marijuana can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but that it’s also likely to raise the risk of getting schizophrenia.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 4:16 P.M.
Two women found dead in Washington fire were reportedly decapitated
Officials say two women found dead in a Tacoma house fire last week were decapitated by a man during a drug binge.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 1:34 P.M.
Survey: Two-thirds of cops say marijuana laws should be relaxed
A Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 police officers finds that more than two-thirds of them say that marijuana use should be legal for either personal or medical use.
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 10:11 P.M.
Seattle police warn people about dangerous heroin purity
Seattle police are warning heroin users about dangerous purity levels after several recent overdoses.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 9:59 A.M.
Texas man caught with cocaine hidden under belly fat, police say
Authorities say a Texas man tried to destroy cocaine hidden under his belly fat while being taken to jail after failing a field sobriety test early on New Year’s Eve.
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 7:03 P.M.
Idaho mother sentenced to 12 years in baby’s meth death
An Idaho woman who prosecutors say caused her baby daughter to overdose on methamphetamine has been sentenced to a dozen years in prison.
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 7:57 P.M.
Shkreli says ‘of course’ he’d raise drug price again
Outspoken former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli said the national outrage over drug pricing was blown out of proportion and heightened by the U.S. presidential election, although he conceded he could …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 11:52 A.M.
Pendleton OKs marijuana rules for businesses
The Pendleton City Council has approved rules that pave the way for marijuana businesses to eventually open in town.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 4:27 A.M.
Teen pot use declines in Colorado after legalization, study finds
Teen marijuana use fell sharply in Colorado in the years 2014 and 2015, after the opening of that state’s recreational marijuana market, new federal survey data show.
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 2:02 P.M.
U.S. women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds
U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking …
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016
People’s Pharmacy: Tagamet succeeded in treating resistant wart
People’s Pharmacy advice column for Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016, 6 A.M.
Police from throughout the Northwest burn drugs, guns at Waste-to-Energy Plant
Police departments from across Washington, Idaho and Oregon use Spokane’s Waste-to-Energy facility to dispose of confiscated drugs and guns. In 2015, the facility incinerated 61.59 tons, or 123,180 pounds, of …
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016
Mylan releases a half-priced generic version of EpiPen
Months after promised, Mylan launched a half-priced authorized generic of EpiPen, the lifesaving allergy injection that drew political ire for its dramatic price increases.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 6:54 P.M.
Homeless across country fall victim to synthetic marijuana
The nation’s homeless are proving to be especially susceptible to a new, dirt-cheap version of synthetic marijuana, which leaves users glassy-eyed, aimless, sprawled on streets and sidewalks oblivious to their …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 2:32 P.M.
Man finds 2 pounds of heroin in car seized by Ohio police
A Kentucky man bothered by a rattle in a car he’d recently bought at an Ohio auto auction has found 2 pounds of heroin in a secret compartment inside the …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 11:44 A.M.
Oregon study finds racial disparities in drug convictions
A study conducted by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission has found that African-Americans in the state were convicted of felony drug possession at more than double the rate of whites …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 6:16 A.M.
As opioid abuse widens, drugmakers push new (unproven) alternatives
Pilloried for their role in the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, drugmakers are aggressively pushing their remedy to the problem: a new generation of harder-to-manipulate opioids that have racked up …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 4:07 P.M.
19 arrests, 44 pounds of methamphetamine seized in drug ring
Authorities say 19 people have been arrested and 44 pounds of methamphetamine was seized in connection with a drug distribution ring south of Seattle.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 1 P.M.
Anchorage gets first hit of retail pot
Residents in Alaska’s largest city are about to join a party that’s been more than two years in the making.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 12:12 P.M.
Coast Guard, Canada Navy seize 26 tons of cocaine in Pacific
More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million was brought ashore Thursday in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 6:16 P.M.
WSU researcher honored for creating a gene test to save dogs
For years, veterinarians struggled to understand why a common heartworm medicine causes some dogs to fall into a coma and die. But they knew it primarily affects herding dogs, such …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
Compulsive video-gaming may mean less drug use among U.S. teens
American teens are using fewer illicit drugs, with the exception of marijuana, according to a new study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 9:24 A.M.
Canada task force makes recommendations for legal weed
Canada should allow people aged 18 and up to buy recreational marijuana through a wide range of retail options, according to a government-commissioned report that lays out groundwork for legalizing …