Stories tagged: Operation Blade Runner
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010
Alleged drug ring associate pleads not guilty to charges
A reputed Canadian gangster who authorities say is responsible for major drug distributions in Eastern Washington has arrived in Spokane to face three-year-old Ecstasy charges. Joseph P. Curry, an associate …
Wed., May 12, 2010
Cocaine smuggler gets 10 year term
The last of two drug smugglers arrested in Utah with cocaine bound for a young helicopter pilot in the Colville National Forest has been sentenced to 10 years in federal …
Sun., Jan. 10, 2010
Details emerge on international drug ring with Spokane ties
An international drug ring that led to a young man’s suicide in the Spokane County Jail was headed by four Canadian men, authorities allege, one of whom offered to cooperate …
Wed., Dec. 16, 2009, 5:05 p.m.
Head of notorious Canadian UN gang gets 30 years
A man who parlayed a group of rough friends, a disdain for the Hells Angels and what prosecutors describe as “laudable organizational skills” into one of Canada’s most notorious gangs …
Thu., Dec. 3, 2009
Drug runner gets six-year sentence
A drug runner arrested in the investigation of a smuggling ring that used helicopters to fly marijuana, cocaine and other narcotics throughout the region was sentenced during a secret proceeding …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2009, 5:57 p.m.
Drug runner sentenced in closed proceedings, attorney says
A drug runner arrested in an investigation of a smuggling ring that used helicopters to fly marijuana, cocaine and other narcotics throughout the region reportedly was sentenced during a secret …
Sun., Nov. 29, 2009
Drug web snagged many
Snow covered the ground and the wind howled furiously as a young Canadian man approached the Colville National Forest, piloting a helicopter packed with marijuana. Federal agents say Samuel Jackson …
Sun., Nov. 29, 2009
Pilot’s story sought for big, small screens
Samuel Lindsay-Brown’s popularity in the sport of extreme mountain-biking led to wide attention when he committed suicide in Spokane County Jail in February. Since then, Lindsay-Brown’s story has been told …
Mon., Oct. 5, 2009, 10:43 a.m.
Pot-smuggling pilot gets nearly 4 years
A Canadian helicopter pilot who brought about 150 pounds of marijuana into North Idaho faces nearly four years in prison.
Tue., March 3, 2009
Jail suicide victim was B.C. man suspected of transporting pot
A Canadian man who hanged himself in a Spokane County Jail cell Friday was there on suspicion of delivering 350 pounds of marijuana to undercover DEA agents in northern Washington, …
Mon., March 2, 2009, 4:57 p.m.
Inmate who hanged self had smuggled marijuana
A Canadian man who hanged himself in a Spokane County Jail cell Friday was there for delivering 350 pounds of marijuana to undercover DEA agents in northern Washington, federal authorities …