Stories tagged: drugs
Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Jeff Sessions asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Nevada judge mulls suit over July 1 recreational pot startup
A judge in Nevada is trying to decide whether the state’s first sales of recreational marijuana should begin as scheduled July 1 despite complaints from alcohol distributors.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Mother testifies in trial of ex-boyfriend accused of killing her child
Before her 2-year-old daughter was beaten to death, Lovina Rainey found herself apologizing to the murder suspect, her boyfriend, for involving him in a complicated drug deal.
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Child found ‘shivering, cold to the touch’ on the side of the road in Hayden, Idaho Saturday morning
A small child who wandered out of his father’s apartment was found on the side of the road in Hayden, Idaho early Saturday morning dressed only in pajamas and without …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Thai police seize 1.2 million methamphetamine tablets
Thai police said Monday they have seized more than 1 million methamphetamine tablets this month, as trade in the illicit drug shows little sign of abating.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
High court ruling speeds up generic biotech drug approval
The Supreme Court is speeding up the time for generic biotech drugs to become available to the public. The court’s unanimous ruling Monday means a loss of billions in sales …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Alleged Italian mobster-drug kingpin detained in Brazil
A fugitive ‘ndrangheta Italian crime clan boss, accused of international drug trafficking, was taken into custody at a Brazil airport, authorities said Saturday.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Bill Cosby’s accuser stands by her story under cross-examination
The woman who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and violating her more than a decade ago stood by her story at his sex-crimes trial Wednesday, withstanding hours of often tedious …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 5:58 a.m.
DEA warns police of accidental overdose risks in drug fight
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday warned of a new problem presented by the nation’s drug abuse epidemic: the threat of law enforcement officers accidentally overdosing.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Heroin dealer who delivered fatal dose gets prison time
A 28-year-old woman who sold a fatal dose of heroin to another woman in 2015 has been sentenced to over three years in prison.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Drug cops: Employees sold more than pizza at Papa John’s in Sammamish
Five employees at a western Washington state pizza restaurant police say were selling drugs in the parking lot have been arrested.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Some cities, states help minorities enter marijuana industry
Andre Shavers was sentenced to five years on felony probation after authorities burst into the house where he was living in one of Oakland’s most heavily policed neighborhoods and found …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Health officials vow to develop drugs to curb the opioid epidemic
Top federal health officials said Wednesday that they will launch a joint effort with pharmaceutical companies to accelerate the development of drugs aimed at helping to curb the U.S. opioid …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Painful words: How a 1980 letter fueled the opioid epidemic
A report released Wednesday, May 31, 2017, traces how a short letter in a medical journal in 1980 helped sow the seeds of today’s opioid epidemic by helping to convince …
Wed., May 31, 2017
Follow the science on addiction, treatment
Often support for addicts doesn’t start until they land in jail or a hospital bed. That’s a sure sign of a failed system.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Drugs, despair and waning hope: A girl’s struggle with addiction leaves a family wondering what’s next
The call woke Kevin Schultz at 6:15 a.m. on May 6. It was a sheriff’s deputy. He’d picked up Schultz’s 17-year-old adopted daughter Vanessa during a traffic stop near Nine …
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Drug gang takes aim at police officers amid coca crackdown
Colombia’s largest illegal organization, the Gulf Clan, has distributed leaflets that call for killing police, and police intelligence officials say the gang members are offering would-be assassins up to $600 …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Spokane Valley detectives arrest 2 men accused of drugs, weapons violations
Spokane Valley Police detectives breached a Spokane Valley hotel room last week and booked two men into jail after seizing multiple guns and several ounces of drugs.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
In leaked call, Trump praises Duterte’s campaign to ‘slaughter’ drug addicts
First, Trump praised Duterte for his deadly and controversial war on drugs in remarks that stunned White House aids and human rights experts. In a private call on April 29, …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Vermont governor vetoes bill legalizing recreational pot
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is vetoing a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana in the state and is sending it back to the legislature with suggestions for changes.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Everett counters OxyContin maker’s call to have lawsuit tossed
The city of Everett is firing back at the multibillion-dollar producer of the prescription drug OxyContin.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
California legalization lets pot convictions go up in smoke
Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast …
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Man arrested with drugs, handgun in possession after leading police on foot chase near North Central High School
A man with a loaded handgun in his waistband and drugs in his possession was arrested after a brief foot chase with police early Sunday morning.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
A new meth surge gathers momentum
The opioid epidemic has killed tens of thousands over the last two years and driven major reforms in state and local law enforcement and public health policies for people with …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
Drunk and stoned boaters will be targeted by patrols this summer
State and local law enforcement agencies are joining forces this summer to identify people boating under the influence.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Volunteers needed to smoke pot for science
Researchers at Washington State University need volunteers for a study to develop a breathalyzer for pot.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Tillerson puts onus of drug trafficking crisis on consumption by Americans
On Thursday, the top U.S. diplomat said the root of the deadly drug trafficking crisis killing thousands of people on both sides of the border was American drug habits.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:47 p.m.
MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles
Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement fanned out across Los Angeles in pre-dawn sweeps, serving arrest and search warrants as part of a three-year investigation into the ultra-violent street …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
With tough sentencing policy, Attorney General Sessions pledges redoubled war on drugs
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promising to renew the federal government’s war on drugs, saying tough new sentencing policies are necessary to combat what he described as a surge of …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Pot bust lands Tacoma man in North Dakota jail
Sheriff’s deputies in North Dakota have arrested a Tacoma, Washington, man with 13 pounds of marijuana in the back of his car.