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Surge of anti-meth ads hints at what’s to come

Graphic anti-meth ads running on TV and in newspapers around the Inland Northwest are just a taste of what Idaho’s in for next year. When the Idaho Meth Project kicks …


Public officials line up for drug tests

More than two dozen public officials submitted urine samples for drug testing Monday to set an example for the rest of the community and send a message that illegal drug …


Agents Raid State Line Meth Lab Toxic Chemicals Found Near Kids’ Play Area In The Basement Of Kootenai County Home

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Businessman Admits Growing Marijuana To Prop Up Company Owner Was Trying To Bail Out Failing Rafting Business

A Spokane businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday to growing commercial quantities of marijuana so he could funnel profits into his failing white-water rafting business. David C. Jeffries admitted growing 100-200 marijuana …


Man Guilty Of Weapons, Drug Charges

A Spokane Valley methamphetamine dealer faces at least 15 years in prison after being convicted by a U.S. District Court jury of drug and firearms charges. Richard Pollard, who hid …


Passenger In Drug Car Sought

Authorities are looking for the passenger in a car that was stopped on Labor Day near Ritzville carrying more than $76,000 worth of drugs. Jeffrey Pranskitis, 23, of Grand Rapids, …


Troopers Discover Drugs In Car

A car stopped for speeding on Interstate 90 near Ritzville Monday morning was carrying enough drugs to get everyone in the city of Coeur d’Alene high. The car held at …


Guard Flyovers Spot Marijuana

Helicopter crews spotted a total of 1,741 marijuana plants in four locations during flyovers by the Washington National Guard, the Walla Walla County sheriff’s office said. The mature plants would …


Prowler Threatens To Kill Teenage Girl

An intruder threatened to kill a teenage girl early Monday in her Spokane Valley home. The 16-year-old girl told deputies that she was awakened by a man who got onto …


Portable Drug Lab Taken In Operation Circle Raid Four Enforcement Agencies Focus On Methamphetamine Dealers, Users

A police raid Monday at a north Spokane County home was another score for Operation Circle. Investigators from four law enforcement agencies are working together to nab dealers and users …


Medicinal Use Of Marijuana Debated ‘Green Cross’ Supplied Sick With Pot Until Police Raid

The scientific community may be split on the medicinal value of marijuana, but don’t tell Tacoma lawyer Ralph Seeley it doesn’t work. Seeley said he smoked pot for the first …


Police Find Drugs In Baby’s Car Seat

Three people driving a stolen car early Friday were arrested by a Washington State Patrol trooper, who also found drugs hidden in an infant’s safety seat. Brenda Brissonette, 32, of …


8 WSU Students Face Marijuana-Related Charges Police Raid Two Houses, Including ‘One Of Main Suppliers On Campus’

Palouse-area police raided two houses Wednesday morning and arrested eight Washington State University students on a variety of marijuanarelated charges. The haul was small - totaling less than half a …


Brothers, Grandmother Face Drug Charges

Two brothers have been arrested on drug charges, and their grandmother may also be charged. Michael J. Sears, 25, 6003 N. Addison, and Aaron D. Sears, 24, 654 S. Thor, …


Agents Raid Lab Making New Kind Of Speed

The pieces of an apparently illegal laboratory producing a unique drug have been seized near a Lewiston-area house, authorities say. The chemicals and glassware confiscated are believed to have been …


Agents Seize Meridian Tavern

United States Marshal James Benham and United States Attorneys, Betty Richardson and Sherry Matteucci have announced the seizure of Norm’s Inn, also known as Rhino Joe’s, in Meridian. The tavern …


‘Dr. Bob’ Gets Probation, Fine For Cocaine Possession

A physician’s assistant got four months’ probation and a $1,000 fine for cocaine possession in the Operation Doughboy case. Robert J. Woodruff, called “Dr. Bob” by his cocaine suppliers, was …


Woman Held After Police Find Heroin

Spokane police said they arrested a woman Saturday night when they found heroin in her possession at the Coach House Restaurant, W1107 First. Julie L. Chapman, 33, of N5608 Alberta, …


Two Men Arrested In Marijuana Bust

Officers arrested two Cataldo, Idaho, men Tuesday night after officers found 149 marijuana plants in their home, according to police officials. Members of the Kootenai County Drug Task Force arrested …


Okeke Banned From Track

Sprinter Aham Okeke, who tested positive for steroids in the United States last year, was banned from track and field for three months. It was the second time Okeke, 24, …


Crack Found In Police Car

A Spokane teenager was arrested Wednesday after police found what they suspect was crack cocaine in the back seat of the patrol car where he had been sitting. Jessie Hoyt, …


Parents Call Meth Real Killer Of Cda Man Father Says Drug’s `A One-Way Road, And For Scotty, It Ended In A Trash Can’

Scott Garden is survived by his parents, Michael and Cherylyn, and two children, Jennifer Rose and Christopher. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Jury Finds Man Guilty In Drug Case Biggest Crack Dealer Caught In Spokane Faces 15 Years

The biggest crack cocaine supplier ever caught in Spokane was convicted by a federal jury Friday and faces at least 15 years in prison. Darryl E. Jackson, 31, formerly of …


Spokane Man Arrested After 69 Pot Plants Found

A north Spokane man was arrested after sheriff’s deputies discovered 69 marijuana plants at his home earlier this week. Brett H. Bradley, 19, W4228 Osage Way, was arrested on suspicion …


Jury Acts Quickly In Drug Case Collicott Facing Mandatory 30-Year Minimum Sentence

It took a U.S. District Court jury less than an hour Thursday to convict Edward P. Collicott of three federal drug-dealing charges. The conviction means the 50-year-old Spokane man, with …