Stories tagged: drugs
Fri., May 11, 2018
Gonzaga trustee leads company building Trump’s border wall in New Mexico
A longtime Gonzaga University trustee who has made substantial donations for campus projects also leads a major construction company that’s contracted to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
U.S.: Vet implanted heroin in puppies for Colombia drug ring
A veterinarian accused of implanting liquid heroin in puppies for a Colombian drug trafficking ring is now in custody in New York.
Tue., April 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane County may join legal action against companies that make prescription painkillers
Spokane County is considering joining a nationwide lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturers alleging the companies knowingly lied about the addictive potential of powerful painkillers.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 6:35 p.m.
Man falls through bathroom floor in ‘nuisance’ house in West Central neighborhood
As police arrived to drive out the occupants of a so-called “nuisance” house in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood, a man fell through the bathroom floor and had to be rescued …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 8:05 p.m.
Post falls man charged with second-degree murder
A Post Falls man was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder, failure to notify authorities of a death and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
Tue., March 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
Cutbacks to opioid prescriptions leave chronic pain patients without help
Opioid addiction is getting more attention nationally, but a Washington State University researcher says not enough is being done to help patients transition to non-opioid pain management.
Wed., March 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
Surge in DUI blood tests for drugs causes case backlog for state toxicology lab
Washington’s toxicology lab is struggling with a backlog of cases, thanks in part to growing number of blood tests for suspected DUI cases.
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Marijuana odor rules prompt clash between Clean Air board members Stuckart, French
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said he’s joined the agency overseeing the region’s air pollution in direct response to new regulations and fees for marijuana business owners. Spokane County …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
Overdose deaths decline in Washington
Drug overdose deaths fell last year in 14 states including Washington, according to preliminary data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
Billings drug evidence missing, felony cases affected
A Billings Police Department evidence technician has been fired after drug evidence went missing from the department’s evidence storage, affecting numerous criminal cases, Police Chief Rich St. John said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
Prosecutors: Drugs, child porn found in Boise priest’s home
Hundreds of child pornography images as well as marijuana, LSD and ecstasy were discovered in the home of a retired priest from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Boise, prosecutors said.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 6 a.m.
Washington nurses, health care workers are dying of opioid overdoses
Tami Cleveland was terrified as she drove to her parents’ house in Veradale on a September evening in 2012. Her stepmother, Beth, who suffered from debilitating migraines, hadn’t answered her …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
Proposed law would refocus efforts on treating drug addiction
Washington will get a sweeping re-write of its approach to treating opioid addiction if a bill introduced in the state legislature becomes law.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
Survey of needle exchange users shows meth usage up across Washington
Methamphetamine use is on the rise among Washingtonians using needle exchange programs, a statewide survey released Thursday says.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
People’s pharmacy: Cough syrup, antidepressant cause scary interaction
People’s pharmacy column for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Feds seize 75 guns and pounds of drugs in raids from North Idaho to Mattawa
Federal agents raided some 15 locations from North Idaho to southern Grant County Wednesday morning and arrested 20 people who have been charged as part of investigation into a conspiracy …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city
This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Multiple arrests after bust of suspected Spokane Valley drug house
Several suspects face charges of possession with intent to distribute following the bust of a suspected drug house in Spokane Valley last week.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Oregon police seize pounds of heroin, cocaine from vehicle
Two Washington state residents face felony drug possession and delivery charges after Oregon State Police seized 6.6 pounds of heroin and 2.2 pounds of cocaine from a vehicle they were …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Nampa nurse sentenced to prison after stealing drugs
An Idaho nurse who was accused of stealing prescription drugs from residents of the retirement and assisted living home where she worked has been sentenced to more than two years …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
New, long-acting drugs cut frequency of migraine headaches
New, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of people who often suffer migraines. Studies of two of these medicines, given as shots every month or so, found they cut …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines
A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week … Except that’s …
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Doctor arrested for 2 deaths, 22 felonies takes stand
A Montana doctor took the stand as he faces two charges of negligent homicide for allegedly prescribing the drugs that caused the overdose deaths of two patients.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Two charged in connection with Moses Lake heroin bust
Two men were charged in connection with a large drug and gun bust in Moses Lake in which over 11 pounds of heroin was recovered.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Official: ‘Stranger Things’ actor Charlie Heaton denied U.S. entry over drugs
A law enforcement official says “Stranger Things” actor Charlie Heaton was denied entry into the U.S. last week after trace amounts of cocaine were found in his luggage when he …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Drug company founder indicted in U.S.-wide opioid conspiracy
U.S. prosecutors brought a fraud and racketeering case Thursday against the founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities across the country over allegations of …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Dogs test positive for drugs in Alaska’s Iditarod
For the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials …
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Moses Lake traffic stop leads officials to $1.5 million worth of drugs
MOSES LAKE – A traffic stop and drug bust led Moses Lake police to serve seven warrants that netted $1.2 million in meth, heroin and marijuana. Grant County Sheriff Tom …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
FDA targets ‘rogue’ websites illegally selling opioids, other prescription drugs
The Food and Drug Administration has targeted more than 500 websites it said were illegally selling unapproved versions of prescription medications, including opioids, antibiotics and injectable epinephrine products, the agency …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Seattle want to join lawsuit to defend safe-injection sites
The city of Seattle wants to join a lawsuit to challenge a King County initiative that would ban safe injection sites for drug users.