THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 6 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 5:46 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 1:05 P.M.
Lovina Rainey, the mother of a 2-year-old girl killed last week, has been booked into the Spokane County Jail.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 12:54 P.M.
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.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 4:51 P.M.
A Spokane drug dealer who is serving life in prison had his sentence commuted.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 1:57 P.M.
A 40-year-old Idaho man has pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine resulting in the overdose death of a Montana man last year.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 11 A.M.
A Utah sandwich shop employee has been arrested on accusations he put methamphetamine and THC into the drink of a uniformed police officer.
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 10:58 A.M.
A three-term northern Virginia mayor was arrested on drug charges after he tried to trade two grams of methamphetamine for sex acts in what turned out to be an undercover …
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 2:24 P.M.
Authorities say a Phoenix woman has been arrested in her daughter’s death after giving the toddler methamphetamine in an effort to counteract the methadone she had consumed from an open …
TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016, 3:08 P.M.
A Post Falls man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison on drug charges and in a murder-for-hire plot.
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016, 3:56 P.M.
A bicyclist carrying a container of methamphetamine ditched his bike and led a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy on a foot chase Saturday night in Spokane Valley.
THURSDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 7:34 P.M.
A northern Idaho woman will spend up to a year in prison for exposing her child to methamphetamine while breastfeeding.
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 8:45 A.M.
Nigerian drug agents say they have arrested four Mexicans helping Nigerian criminals build a “super-lab” capable of producing billions of dollars’ worth of methamphetamine.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016, 11:52 A.M.
The man accused of desecrating a Sikh temple in Spokane Valley on Thursday said he had one drink the night before and injected meth three days prior.
MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2016, 5:11 P.M.
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office will not file criminal charges against the police and jail staff who handled Lorenzo Hayes, 37, on the day he died in May.
FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015, 1:35 P.M.
An 18-year-old was arrested in connection with a pound of methamphetamine found in his apartment in north Spokane Thursday.
FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 2015
A man accused of threatening and pointing a gun at a woman faces a third strike and possible life imprisonment if convicted. The alleged threats occurred at an apartment complex …
SATURDAY, AUG. 1, 2015
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the death of a man in May in the Spokane County Jail was a homicide. Lorenzo Hayes, 37, died when he choked …
THURSDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2015
A thwarted break-in at the Washington State Patrol’s impound lot early Wednesday may have been targeting a car containing a pound of methamphetamine and other drugs. Investigators are seeking a …
SATURDAY, NOV. 29, 2014
Land near the Boys and Girls Club in north Spokane that’s become notorious for meth labs, criminal activity and garbage will be cleaned up, with costs shared by Spokane County …
SATURDAY, NOV. 1, 2014
The first complaint about Jerry McDowell’s property came during the Ronald Reagan administration. In the decades that followed sheriff’s deputies have busted meth labs and fielded countless calls from neighbors …
FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
A reputed drug trafficker linked to a major Eastern Washington methamphetamine ring pleaded guilty to federal charges on Thursday. Rafael Villa-Rico could face up to life in prison when sentenced …
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014, 8:11 A.M.
Three men were arrested in rural Whitman County on Thursday after deputies found multiple stolen drugs and vehicles on their property.
TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014, 10:06 A.M.
Savannah Ashby, 18, struck the back of a police cruiser and another car while driving under the influence, investigators allege.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014, 11:55 A.M.
A man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Spokane when police officers found him riding a small bike with a full-size shotgun sticking out of his backpack.
MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014, 12:39 P.M.
Melanie Richart was arrested Saturday after detectives used an informant to buy meth from her near Valley Christian School, according to court documents.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11, 2014, 1:59 P.M.
A federal judge sentenced Todd Anthony Sawyer Jr. to 10 years in prison last week. A task force of local, state and federal law enforcement agents discovered 202 grams of …