Stories tagged: drugs
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.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 …