Stories tagged: drugs
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Two men were charged in connection with a large drug and gun bust in Moses Lake in which over 11 pounds of heroin was recovered.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
A law enforcement official says “Stranger Things” actor Charlie Heaton was denied entry into the U.S. last week after trace amounts of cocaine were found in his luggage when he …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
U.S. prosecutors brought a fraud and racketeering case Thursday against the founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities across the country over allegations of …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
For the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials …
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.