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Washington state authorities seize 50 pounds of meth

Washington state authorities have seized 50 pounds of methamphetamine from a truck registered in Oregon.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 9:40 a.m.

Spokane County ex-public defender accused of meth use represented hundreds of clients

From the moment Emily Blumenauer met her court-appointed public defender, she knew something was off. There was the arm scratching, the forgetfulness, the shiny glaze on her eyes that suggested …


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.


Idaho man who hid daughters in Nevada mountains sentenced

A Boise father who authorities say endangered his two young daughters when he hid them in the Nevada mountains in May was sentenced to 20 years in prison.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:47 a.m.

Drugs worth more than $1 million seized in Grant County this month

The landscape of Grant County paints a hard place. It’s underworld has been laboring even harder.


Authorities seize 76 pounds of methamphetamine in Oregon

Authorities arrested three men in western Oregon and seized handguns, more than $50,000 in cash and 76 pounds of methamphetamine.


Oregon man gets life in prison for meth-fueled killing

A 62-year-old Oregon man has been sentenced to life in prison for allegations that he opened fire on his former wife and her friend while drunk and high on methamphetamine, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 12:24 p.m.

Rate of meth use in Montana drunken-driving cases stabilizes

The Montana State Crime Laboratory says the rate of methamphetamine use in drunken-driving cases stabilized last year after several years of increases.


Former Spokane resident wanted by the FBI for alleged meth distribution

The FBI is asking for help in finding a felon wanted for his alleged involvement in trafficking meth in Montana.


Whitman County traffic stop results in discovery of alleged mobile meth lab, arrest of Spokane residents

A routine traffic stop just outside of Garfield on Sunday morning resulted in the arrests of a man and a woman after the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office allegedly discovered the …


Thai police seize 1.2 million methamphetamine tablets

Thai police said Monday they have seized more than 1 million methamphetamine tablets this month, as trade in the illicit drug shows little sign of abating.


Spokane drug dealer “Filthy” gets 30 years for trafficking and intimidating police witness

A Spokane man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and intimidating a law enforcement officer.


A new meth surge gathers momentum

The opioid epidemic has killed tens of thousands over the last two years and driven major reforms in state and local law enforcement and public health policies for people with …


UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Prosecutor: Woman put unconscious girl in bag, threw it away

A Montana woman abused a 13-month-old girl in her care, used methamphetamine while the child was unconscious and when the girl stopped breathing, put her body in a duffel bag …


LA jail adapts amid meth-fueled rise in mentally ill inmates

Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles in one of the world’s largest jail complexes. Over the past seven years, the jail’s …


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

Meth, often mixed with opioids, leads spike in Spokane County drug overdose deaths

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 …


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.


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.


Woman arrested on charges of receiving meth in the mail

An Idaho County woman has been charged receiving methamphetamine through the mail.


Police find a pound of meth in Butte woman’s car

Police reported finding a pound of methamphetamine along with marijuana in a car belonging to a Butte woman who was in Helena with a convicted drug dealer who is now …


Chicago man gets 30 years for killing girlfriend on I-90

A Chicago man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend on Interstate 90 in Eastern Washington in front of their 3-year-old son.


Three men charged with smuggling meth in semi-trailer’s gas tank

Three men from Mexico are charged with smuggling more than 1,000 pounds of liquid methamphetamine into northeast Kansas in the gas tank of a semi-trailer truck


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 5:29 p.m.

Spokane woman arrested for meth trafficking in Post Falls

A Spokane woman was arrested in Post Falls early Saturday morning after she was allegedly found in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine.


Idaho mother sentenced to 12 years in baby’s meth death

An Idaho woman who prosecutors say caused her baby daughter to overdose on methamphetamine has been sentenced to a dozen years in prison.


19 arrests, 44 pounds of methamphetamine seized in drug ring

Authorities say 19 people have been arrested and 44 pounds of methamphetamine was seized in connection with a drug distribution ring south of Seattle.


Coeur d’Alene doctor knew nothing of Las Vegas stripper wife’s drug empire

Dr. Stanley Toelle’s money flowed freely to support the lifestyle of his Las Vegas wife, Loren. In a court statement, she says he had no idea she was involved in …


No, that Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze wasn’t crystal meth

A man who was arrested after police mistook Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze for crystal methamphetamine is suing the city and the drug-testing kit manufacturer.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 3:24 p.m.

Mother of dead 2-year-old charged with drug distribution

Lovina Rainey, the mother of a 2-year-old girl killed last week, has been booked into the Spokane County Jail.


Feds get first guilty plea in Idaho drug trafficking ring

Federal prosecutors have their first guilty plea in a multi-state drug trafficking ring involving at least 20 people, including a Coeur d’Alene gastroenterologist, his wife and her children.


Louisiana boy finds bag of meth in video game package

It was Grand Theft Auto come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he opened the plastic case to find a bag of …