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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

3 of Kettle Falls Five pot convictions vacated

Three of the Kettle Falls Five convicted of federal marijuana charges had their charges dismissed.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

U.S. didn’t have authority to try Kettle Falls Five for medical pot

Federal prosecutors say they didn’t have the authority to prosecute on medical marijuana charges after Congress cut federal money for those cases in 2014. Four people convicted in Kettle Falls …


‘Kettle Falls Five’ members get prison time in federal marijuana case

All defendants in the Kettle Falls Five marijuana case will receive prison time, a federal judge ruled Friday. Three members of the family, who say they were growing medicinal marijuana, …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, 5:48 p.m.

‘Kettle Falls Five’ members get prison time in federal marijuana case

All defendants in the Kettle Falls Five marijuana case will receive prison time, a federal judge ruled Friday. Three members of the family, who say they were growing medicinal marijuana, …


Member of Kettle Falls Five sentenced to 16 months in jail for marijuana operation

A federal judge rejected the medical marijuana defense of a member of the so-called “Kettle Falls Five” growing family and sentenced Jason Lee Zucker on Friday to 16 months in …


‘Kettle Falls Five’ member gets 16-month sentence

Jason Lee Zucker was given a 16-month sentence Friday for his role in the so-called “Kettle Falls Five” marijuana grow in rural Stevens County. He remains out of custody pending …


Kettle Falls Five sentencing hearing delayed to October

Members of a family who grew medical marijuana on their farm near Kettle Falls will wait until October to learn whether they will spend time in federal prison. U.S. District …


Kettle Falls Five dispute potential drug sentence

Federal prosecutors want three members of a family that grew medical marijuana on their property near Kettle Falls, Washington, to spend more than five years in prison. But the defendants, …


‘Kettle Falls Five’ outcome may mean changes for federal drug prosecutions

At least one interested onlooker at this week’s federal trial of self-proclaimed medical marijuana growers from Stevens County believes it’s unlikely federal prosecutors will pursue similar charges again. “My belief …


‘Partial victory’ for remaining Kettle Falls Five, as jurors acquit family of most charges

In a courtroom that had been filled with whispers, soundless protests and spontaneous applause all week, the moments before jurors acquitted the three remaining members of the “Kettle Falls Five” …


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2015, 8:11 p.m.

Federal jury acquits on 4 of 5 pot charges against Kettle Falls Five

A pot-growing Kettle Falls family was acquitted on four of the five federal charges against them tonight in a case that was seen as a barometer for how conflicts between …


Pot charges ‘overzealous,’ federal jury told during closing arguments

The fate of three people accused of growing and dealing marijuana out of their rural Stevens County home will soon be in the hands of a federal jury. Those 12 …


At Kettle Falls Five trial, man says he smoked most of 30 pounds of pot he earned

The 39-year-old Seattle resident who was once part of the shrinking group of defendants in a federal trial targeting a marijuana grow near Colville said Friday he took an eleventh-hour …


Kettle Falls Five reduced to three

The Kettle Falls Five marijuana collective has been reduced to three this week after one of the defendants in the federal criminal case cut an eleventh-hour plea deal with prosecutors. …


Judge rejects ‘Kettle Falls Five’ marijuana defendants’ requests

A federal judge declined Thursday to throw out the criminal case against the marijuana farmers dubbed the “Kettle Falls Five,” setting up the likelihood of another trial delay two years …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 12, 2015, 3:52 p.m.

Judge denies dismissal of marijuana case against ‘Kettle Falls Five’

The trial for the quintet of marijuana farmers dubbed the “Kettle Falls Five” seems destined for another delay. And when it commences, it may be the trial of the Kettle …


Marijuana growers, Kettle Falls Five, may be saved by funding bill

The complicated bill Congress passed to fund the federal government through 2015 may prove the saving grace of the Stevens County marijuana farmers dubbed the “Kettle Falls Five.” The U.S. …