Stories tagged: drugs
Mon., July 17, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
There’s one bummer question haunting all the marijuana businesses popping up between British Columbia and Newfoundland. How much do Canucks like weed, eh?
Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Eleven people were killed and 44 were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, including an attack that left a 10-year-old boy dead and a …
Sat., July 15, 2017
Consider what got Martin Shkreli in trouble with the law. Shrkeli is the infamous “pharma bro” who bought patents to lifesaving drugs then hiked their prices to obscene levels. In …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
When doctors saw the report on Bill Ludwig’s bone-marrow biopsy, they thought it was a mistake and ordered the test repeated. But the results came back the same: His lethal …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in nearly 20 years for sickle cell, an inherited disease in which abnormally shaped red blood cells can’t properly …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, a report released …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Recreational marijuana sales have exceeded the expectations of Las Vegas area store owners, who have seen long lines outside their dispensaries since Saturday, when Nevada became the fifth state with …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
A former lieutenant with the Jerome County Sheriff’s Office is being accused of taking money intended for undercover drug buys and is facing a felony charge.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors, including former …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
The Washington Supreme Court has ordered Sunnyside police to return a man’s car and nearly $6,000 in cash, saying there was insufficient evidence the property was connected to drug trafficking.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Whitman County traffic stop results in discovery of alleged mobile meth lab, arrest of Spokane residents
A routine traffic stop just outside of Garfield on Sunday morning resulted in the arrests of a man and a woman after the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office allegedly discovered the …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
A prosecutor says a man accused of killing his 15-month-old daughter by a methadone overdose sometimes mixed his drugs into drinks such as Capri Sun.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
After the states legalized pot, traffic searches declined sharply across the board.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency doesn’t need a court order to subpoena a prescription drug database kept by the state of Oregon.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Nevada’s marijuana regulators may have found a way around a judge’s order that threatens to block the state’s first recreational pot sales scheduled to begin next month.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
An Oklahoma doctor has been charged with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs she had prescribed them.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 5:40 a.m.
A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office discovered $1.6 million worth of illegal marijuana at a Washington house while checking on a domestic dispute report.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Authorities say an 84-year-old Florida doctor is accused of illegally distributing $10 million worth of pain pill prescriptions.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
Jason Obermiller, the man suspected of beating a 2-year-old girl to death on Spokane’s South Hill last summer, told jurors Monday he did not kill his ex-girlfriend’s daughter.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but they could not conclusively determine what caused her death, coroner’s officials said Friday.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Cosby jury seeks to understand ‘reasonable doubt’ as deliberations in sexual assault trial extend to fifth day
After percolating out of sight, the subject of a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case burst into open court Friday.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Authorities say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered seven packages of methamphetamine weighing more than 53 pounds at the border in Blaine, Washington.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A fugitive ‘ndrangheta Italian crime clan boss, accused of international drug trafficking, was taken into custody at a Brazil airport, authorities said Saturday.