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State to change rules on dispensing Plan B

OLYMPIA – Washington’s Board of Pharmacy has voted to go ahead with changing a rule that prohibits pharmacies from refusing to dispense all legal drugs, including the morning-after contraceptive “Plan …


Police divvy drugs to catch dealers

Two men looking for drugs found help quickly on East Sprague Avenue in Spokane last April. A drug user eager for his next high took them to a west Spokane …


Alleged drug ring associate pleads not guilty to charges

A reputed Canadian gangster who authorities say is responsible for major drug distributions in Eastern Washington has arrived in Spokane to face three-year-old Ecstasy charges. Joseph P. Curry, an associate …


Pastor arrested in undercover drug, theft probe

A Spokane church pastor is accused of stealing prescription medication from a parishioner.


Pregnant woman shot in drug raid faces charges

The unarmed pregnant woman shot during a drug raid in Spokane nearly two weeks ago has been identified Keamia D. Powell, 24.


WSP names officer in shooting that wounded woman

The chief of Washington State Patrol said Tuesday he has no reason to believe last week’s shooting of an unarmed pregnant woman in Spokane was accidental. “I don’t have anything …


WSP sergeant who shot pregnant woman is 25-year vet

The Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid in Spokane early Friday has been identified as Lee Slemp, a 25-year veteran.


State patrol officer shoots pregnant woman

A Washington State Patrol detective-sergeant shot and wounded a pregnant woman while serving a search warrant in Spokane this morning.


Deputies raid pot shop near state patrol office

A Greenacres man who operated a medical marijuana dispensary about 100 feet from a Washington State Patrol office could face felony drug charges in the latest example of Spokane County’s …


Grand jury indicts North Idaho trio on drug charges

A grand jury in northern Idaho has indicted three Bonner County residents on charges of delivering and trafficking drugs.


N. Idaho businessman caught in drug sting gets 27 months

Jerry Carlson rose quickly through the ranks of the insurance industry, opening his own office as a young man and attracting some of the biggest accounts in Kootenai County. His …


Ex-CdA school booster sentenced to prison for cocaine

A former Coeur d’Alene High School booster of the year and prominent insurance agent was sentenced today to 27 months in federal prison for cocaine.


Murder witness makes plea deal

A witness in a gang-related murder pleaded guilty to two felonies Thursday in a sealed agreement with prosecutors.


Suspected heroin dealer surrenders to SWAT team

A suspected heroin dealer surrendered to a Spokane police SWAT team after a standoff on Thursday.


Gunmen kill 15 in drug-plagued areas

MEXICO CITY – Gunmen killed 15 federal police officers Monday in separate attacks in two drug-plagued states, marking one of the bloodiest days for security forces since the government stepped …


2-day Grant County roundup targets gangs

A two-day gang sweep in Grant County that authorities said arrested violent criminals targeted mostly illegal immigrants and felons wanted for probation violations.


New Washington law encourages drug OD 911 calls

A new law that takes effect Thursday in Washington aims to encourage people to report drug overdoses.


Man held in shooting also suspect in ongoing drug case

Although a shooting in northeast Spokane on Thursday likely wasn’t gang-related, the Los Angeles man accused in the incident was arrested earlier this year in a crack cocaine investigation targeting …


Man with gang ties accused in shooting

Although a shooting in northeast Spokane Thursday likely wasn’t gang-related, the Los Angeles man accused in the incident was arrested earlier this year in a crack cocaine investigation targeting several …


Pair arrested in drug raid

An ongoing investigation into OxyContin distribution in Spokane has led to at least four arrests and raids at several Spokane Valley apartments this month. Suspects Kevin D. Miles, 28, and …


OxyContin busts piling up

An ongoing investigation into OxyContin distribution in Spokane has led to at least four arrests and raids at several Valley apartments this month. Suspects Kevin D. Miles, 28, and Tashina …


Spokane Valley couple suspected of dealing OxyContin

Two Spokane Valley residents suspected of dealing OxyContin were arrested during a raid at their apartment Wednesday.


Man gets eight years for store holdup

A 25-year-old man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint last fall was sentenced Tuesday to nearly eight years in prison.


Juror’s inquiry leads to mistrial

A juror caused a mistrial in a recent Stevens County drug case after he used a cell phone to look up legal information.


Two sought after Pend Oreille Co. meth lab busts

Two men are wanted after deputies found clandestine meth labs and stolen vehicles at a home in Pend Oreille County. Suspect Shad A. Johnson, 38, was already sought by authorities …


Explosive device found in traffic stop

An explosive device was found during a traffic stop on Interstate 90 in Coeur d’Alene Sunday night. Julianne M. Lewis, of Pasco, and William F. Heavyrunner, of Browning, Mont., were …


Mom blames meth for death of man found in Spokane River

Hannah Schelling last heard from her son, Christopher, when he called in November with a plea she’d never before heard. “He said, ‘Mom, I’m in really deep. Can I come …


Drug investigation nets suspected pornography

A drug investigation uncovered suspected child pornography at a Spokane Valley apartment this week.


Drug arrest details emerge

Before he was sentenced last year, a former Bayview, Idaho, contractor now serving time in federal prison for selling marijuana helped federal drug agents bust a once-prominent Coeur d’Alene insurance …


Hearing reveals that contractor helped bust Carlson

Before he was sentenced last year, a former Bayview, Idaho, contractor now serving time in federal prison for selling marijuana helped federal drug agents bust a once-prominent Coeur d’Alene insurance …