Stories tagged: heroin
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:53 p.m.
A program launching Monday at the Spokane County Jail aims to prevent inmates from dying of opioid withdrawal.
Thu., July 26, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
Demi Lovato is awake and responsive, but the reason for the “Sober” singer’s Tuesday morning collapse, which brought emergency responders to her Los Angeles home, remains a mystery.
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 5:44 p.m.
As communities debate trying to stem overdose deaths by allowing safe havens for people to take heroin and other narcotics, places like a Brooklyn needle exchange program are quietly providing …
Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:43 a.m.
The last text message Steve Shaw sent to his son was hopeful. “Hi son, just wanted to say how much I love you, but like I’ve said before you have …
Fri., May 4, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
The leader of a heroin ring that stashed the drug in or near public parks in North Seattle has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Forensic scientists with the Idaho State Police are struggling to keep up with the growing caseload of evidence waiting to be tested for heroin and other opioids.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
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: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
The landscape of Grant County paints a hard place. It’s underworld has been laboring even harder.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
The city of Seattle wants to join a lawsuit to challenge a King County initiative that would ban safe injection sites for drug users.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
After the makers of the prescription opioid OxyContin filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against them, lawyers for the city of Everett are expected in U.S. District Court Monday …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Safety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths among patients and people who …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called drug overdose deaths “the top lethal issue” in the U.S. and urged law enforcement and social workers to “create and foster a culture …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
An Oregon family’s golden retriever, named Kenyon, has been honored by the Yamhill County Sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in the family’s backyard.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Two people who deputies believe provided fatal doses of heroin and methamphetamine to a Washington woman have been arrested.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s drug commission has called for him to declare a national emergency to deal with the country’s opioid drug epidemic.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Indian coast guard authorities say they have seized a large amount of heroin from a ship off the country’s western coast.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
The city is seeing more heroin overdoses today than it did two years ago when it introduced a unique amnesty program replicated by hundreds of police departments across the nation …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 5:22 a.m.
They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes …
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 …
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.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Two men who were involved in the delivery of a fatal dose of heroin to a young member of the Quileute Tribe were each sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.
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.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
A Spokane man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and intimidating a law enforcement officer.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
The heroin epidemic is driving up hepatitis C infections, with the biggest increase in people in their 20s, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
It’s being called “gray death” – a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addiction crisis.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
A substance used to tranquilize elephants that is 100 times more potent than the drug that killed Prince is presenting a new and difficult challenge in the nationwide opioid epidemic.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Spokane police haven’t busted a methamphetamine lab in at least three years, almost the same amount of time Breaking Bad and its methamphetamine-cooking protagonist have been off the air. But …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
A taxi driver in Bremerton has been accused of smoking heroin while driving over the weekend.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
Doctors once treated alcoholism with heroin. Now, they want to treat heroin addiction with marijuana.
A new drug treatment program says it has a cure for heroin addiction: marijuana. The claim has attracted national attention, but the history of analogous miracle cures is as long …