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Friday, February 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Businessman was leader of drug ring

Several Spokane businesses were fronts for a multimillion-dollar marijuana distribution ring busted after a four-year investigation that involved tens of thousands of taped phone calls and a car crash that …


UI student dies; no foul play suspected

Police say a 27-year-old University of Idaho student appears to have died from alcohol poisoning and drug use. No foul play is suspected.


Mexican drug lord arrested

MEXICO CITY – A Mexican drug cartel kingpin accused of dissolving victims in barrels of lye and waging a terror campaign that turned Tijuana into one of Mexico’s most dangerous …


Details emerge on international drug ring with Spokane ties

An international drug ring that led to a young man’s suicide in the Spokane County Jail was headed by four Canadian men, authorities allege, one of whom offered to cooperate …


Canadian drug ring details emerge

An international drug ring that led to a young man’s suicide in the Spokane County Jail was headed by four Canadian men, authorities allege, one of whom offered to cooperate …


Report on teen drug use offers a mixed outlook

The federal government’s annual report of alcohol and drug abuse by children seems reassuring: Compared with recent years, marijuana use is down in 2009, use of hallucinogens is way down …


U.S. lags on aid in Mexico’s drug battle

MEXICO CITY – The United States has spent a fraction of the money pledged – just $24 million of $1.3 billion appropriated – to help Mexico in its bloody three-year-old …


Drug runner gets six-year sentence

A drug runner arrested in the investigation of a smuggling ring that used helicopters to fly marijuana, cocaine and other narcotics throughout the region was sentenced during a secret proceeding …


Drug runner sentenced in closed proceedings, attorney says

A drug runner arrested in an investigation of a smuggling ring that used helicopters to fly marijuana, cocaine and other narcotics throughout the region reportedly was sentenced during a secret …


Drug web snagged many

Snow covered the ground and the wind howled furiously as a young Canadian man approached the Colville National Forest, piloting a helicopter packed with marijuana. Federal agents say Samuel Jackson …


Pilot’s story sought for big, small screens

Samuel Lindsay-Brown’s popularity in the sport of extreme mountain-biking led to wide attention when he committed suicide in Spokane County Jail in February. Since then, Lindsay-Brown’s story has been told …


Cartels stretching tribal police

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Matt Haney, police chief of the Colville Confederated Tribes, has two officers by day and three by night to patrol the 2,275 square miles of reservation under …


Tribal police: Cartels drive reservations’ drug problems

Matt Haney, police chief of the Colville Confederated Tribes, has two officers by day and three by night to patrol the 2,275 square miles of reservation under his jurisdiction.


Arrested Canadians toted pot in duffels, agents say

Two Canadian men face drug charges in U.S District Court after being caught near the border this week with what federal agents described as eight duffel bags of marijuana. William …


Drug raids targeting Mexican cartel nab 300-plus

In the largest single strike at Mexican drug operations in the U.S., federal officials on Thursday announced the arrests of more than 300 people in raids across the country, including …


Sophisticated pot fields a growing problem in Washington

Some of the most innovative farming techniques in the Northwest are being applied to a cash crop that isn’t wheat, apples or grapes. It’s a low-tech but high-stakes, high-risk venture …


Spokane police seize 40 pounds of pot, $70,000

A huge marijuana bust this morning uncovered an international operation that shipped duffel bags of pot down the Kettle River, according to the Spokane Police Department.


Vaccine-like shots help fight cocaine addiction

CHICAGO – Vaccine-like shots to keep cocaine abusers from getting high also helped them fight their addiction in the first successful rigorous study of this approach to treating illicit drug …


Escalating drug violence leaves 30 dead in Juarez

MEXICO CITY – A rash of multiple slayings rocked the border region of Ciudad Juarez this week, killing at least 30 people in what analysts describe as the late stages …