Stories tagged: drugs
Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Maker of OxyContin seeks to dismiss Everette’s lawsuit
The manufacturer of the powerful painkiller OxyContin on Tuesday asked a judge to dismiss a novel lawsuit by a city seeking to hold the company financially responsible for a raging …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening
A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds that marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters’ propensity to use the drug.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
Man gets 10 years in Central Oregon shooting death
A Central Oregon man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of a man who sold him fake methamphetamine.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
High pesticide level leads to Oregon marijuana recall
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has issued its first recall of recreational marijuana.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Man gets 25 years in prison for selling 40 pounds of meth
A man who admitted bringing 40 pounds of methamphetamine into Butte in 2015 has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Teens are wired but not as wasted
Teens have been riding a 10-year trend of reduced experimentation with drugs and alcohol. That’s the same decade that put smartphones and social media accounts into the hands of most …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Oregon town’s pot shops seeing influx of Idaho customers
Idaho residents are helping to boost the economy of a small Oregon town by purchasing marijuana from the town’s two dispensaries, which lie along the border between the two states.
Sat., March 4, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
American cocaine use is way up. Colombia’s coca boom might be why.
While much of the recent attention on drug abuse in the United States has focused on the heroin and opioid epidemic, cocaine has also been making a comeback. It appears …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
America’s heroin epidemic starts in Mexico
America faces its worst drug crisis in decades, with heroin and opioid use tripling since 2010. As various federal agencies roll out their annual strategy reports, the government declared that-as …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Greek police seize synthetic drugs worth millions, arrest 4
Greek authorities say they have broken an international ring that produced large quantities of a synthetic drug that is popular in the Arab world.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Senior U.S. drug official praises cooperation with Mexico, a ‘law enforcement wall’
A top U.S. drug official made a strong case Thursday for continued cooperation with Mexico on fighting drug-trafficking, saying successful law enforcement already has created a virtual wall.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Oregon lawmakers push to protect pot users’ information from U.S.
Oregon lawmakers worried about a nationwide crackdown on legal marijuana under President Donald Trump’s administration are rushing to protect the personal information of pot customers in case federal agents try …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
John Gotti’s grandson gets 8 years in prison in drug case
Mobster John Gotti’s namesake grandson has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to selling oxycodone pills in New York City.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
11 senators call on Trump team to allow sale of recreational marijuana
Eleven senators asked the Trump administration Thursday to allow states to tax and sell recreational marijuana. The senators wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, reminding him that President …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Bill designed to combat heroin abuse dies in Idaho House
The Idaho House has spiked a proposal designed to combat opioid addiction.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Virginia Republican introduces bill to end federal marijuana prohibition
A freshman Republican representative from Virginia introduced legislation this week that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana use and allow states to fully set their own course on marijuana …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Yakima County commissioners seeking voters’ advice on legal marijuana
Voters in unincorporated areas of Yakima County will be asked in November if a ban on marijuana businesses should remain intact. Despite the ban, there are now more than 20 …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Sessions says marijuana should not be sold ‘at every corner grocery store’
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he is “dubious about marijuana,” hinting that the Trump administration could be ready to block states from selling it for recreational use.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 6:03 a.m.
Veterans Affairs data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it would boost employee drug testing and inspections amid rising cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions, acknowledging gaps that had allowed thousands …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 4:58 a.m.
Can marijuana ease the opioid epidemic?
After a 12-year battle with debilitating abdominal conditions that forced her to stop working, marijuana has helped Lynn Sabulski feel well enough to look for a job. Sabulski is among …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Coast Guard unloads major drug haul in Puerto Rico
A U.S. Coast Guard official in Puerto Rico says the agency has made the largest seizure of cocaine in the region in years from a boat off South America’s northeastern …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 5:44 a.m.
Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad’s marijuana
An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many parents use the drug and think …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Marijuana industry angered by White House reversal
The cannabis industry was rattled Thursday after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he expects the Department of Justice to increase enforcement of federal laws prohibiting recreational pot, even …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Aberdeen jail guard accused of tipping off drug traffickers
A guard at the Aberdeen city jail has been arrested on allegations that he tipped off drug traffickers about police activities.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
FDA urged to let abortion pill be sold at pharmacies
The so-called abortion pill – now dispensed only in clinics, hospitals and doctors’ offices – should be made available by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S., according to a group …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Tacoma fire department revises hiring after firefighter’s drug death
The Tacoma Fire Department has revised their hiring practices in the wake of a News Tribune story about a firefighter who died of a drug overdose last summer after showing …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Seattle cop charged with drug possession, computer trespass
A longtime Seattle police officer has been charged with illegal drug possession in connection with a strip-club dancer and computer trespass for providing confidential crime victim information to a local …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Indictment: Tennessee deputy guarded an undercover drug deal
Federal prosecutors in West Tennessee say a former sheriff’s deputy is facing charges that he provided security during a cocaine deal. The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said Wednesday that …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 4:49 a.m.
Sharp increase in missing drugs at some VA hospitals
Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Woman arrested on charges of receiving meth in the mail
An Idaho County woman has been charged receiving methamphetamine through the mail.