Stories tagged: heroin
Tue., June 14, 2016, 4:27 p.m.
Accidental overdoses aren’t the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers – the drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, new research suggests.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Jason C. Youker, 47, was arrested in September 2014 on charges tied to the sale of drugs on his property. Investigators said he was planning on constructing a compound in …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Federal health officials have approved an innovative new option for Americans addicted to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
Seattle police say bicycle officers have saved three people from potentially fatal heroin overdoses since they started carrying an overdose reversal drug in mid-March.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 6:09 a.m.
“Heroin rush hour” has some telltale signs in northern Kentucky, like a car filled with people in their pajamas around 9 or 10 a.m. That’s what police in Fort Thomas …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
A new weapon to fight heroin and painkiller addiction could be on the way – an implant that goes in a recovering addict’s arm to deliver a drug that quells …
Tue., April 19, 2016, 3:11 p.m.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday confirmed one of three local fatal drug overdoses on March 9 was related to heroin. William L. Hubbard, 21, died from an …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
A New York City man has pleaded not guilty after police say they found more than 1,400 bags of heroin stashed inside his body.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 11:50 p.m.
Spokane Police arrested three men in connection with Sunday’s homicide in Emerson-Garfield.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
Sen. Patty Murray says eight health centers across Washington state will receive a total of $2.8 million in grants to help fight opioid abuse and addiction.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
The Senate paused Thursday from its nasty partisan clash over the Supreme Court vacancy and easily approved election-year legislation reinforcing government efforts against heroin and the abuse of opioid painkillers.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 8 p.m.
Three people died of apparent drug overdoses in less than three hours Wednesday morning, leading law enforcement in Spokane to warn of “a possible lethal batch of drugs.”
Wed., March 9, 2016, 7 p.m.
The man accused of beating a Spokane man to death in 2013 with help from two accomplices was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison. Jeffery Sankey, 49, pleaded …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
ABC News is devoting an hour in prime time on Friday to a program anchored by David Muir on the alarming rise in heroin overdoses in New Hampshire.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
The Senate on Wednesday rejected an amendment that would have added $600 million in emergency money to a measure designed to combat the nation’s heroin and opioid-addiction epidemic.
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016, 5 a.m.
The number of heroin overdose deaths has skyrocketed in Washington since 2010; two bills in this session want to give people more tools to commit their loved ones for treatment.
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
A Ridgeview Elementary School teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of heroin possession, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Spokane Valley deputies arrested Peter J. Nemeth, …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
The Obama administration will propose a significant boost in federal spending to battle the nation’s heroin addiction epidemic when the president unveils his budget recommendations next week.
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016, 4:28 p.m.
Murder suspect Corey Burnam told police he killed his girlfriend Friday night as the two used heroin together and she told him she had given him the AIDS virus, according …
Thu., June 25, 2015
Three men have pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges after investigators uncovered a drug, gun and prostitution ring running between Spokane and Missoula. Frederick G. Johnson on Tuesday joined Yusuf …
Tue., Sept. 30, 2014, 10:45 a.m.
Lewiston police are seeking drug trafficking charges after discovering more than 80 grams of heroin in a motel room belonging to a suspected dealer earlier this month.
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014
A 19-year-old arrested by a Washington State Patrol trooper on suspicion of carrying less than an ounce of pot, cash, baggies and a scale faces a felony charge – an …
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014
Heroin, marijuana, cocaine, cash, weapons and a luxury car were seized in busts of two area drug-distribution rings late last week, landing four men behind bars, according to police. Spokane …
Fri., April 12, 2013, 1:10 p.m.
During a large-scale drug trafficking investigation the Spokane Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit recovered more than a half-pound of heroin, 18 ounces of methamphetamine, cocaine, cash and paraphernalia.
Fri., Oct. 12, 2012, 8:43 p.m.
A lengthy drug investigation conducted by the Spokane Police Department resulted in several arrests and the seizure of heroin today.
Tue., July 31, 2012
A man accused of helping Charles Wallace, who shot two sheriff’s deputies before shooting himself to death last month, is the inmate who tried to kill himself at the Spokane …
Thu., July 5, 2012
A 51-time felon who was told by a judge 10 years ago that “the system’s had enough of you” is back in jail in connection with property crimes police suspect …
Sat., June 23, 2012
A Spokane man accused of helping the fugitive who shot two deputies will remain jailed on $100,000 bond. Robert Lee “Bo” Ruth, 42, has seven felony convictions, 15 misdemeanor convictions …
Thu., June 21, 2012
Count me in as a believer in mercy and charity and all those other virtues preachers yak about on Sunday mornings. But when it comes to the serious work of …