Stories tagged: oxycodone
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
A Georgia mother battles opioids to win back her kids
Kim Silvers’ family had begged her to stop using opioids and heard her promise to do so, only to break that vow repeatedly. They’d cried when she abandoned them, and …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
Leader of painkiller distribution ring sentenced to six years
The leader of a prescription forgery ring that distributed hundreds of thousands of oxycodone pills was sentenced to 76 months in prison.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Cherokee Nation sues drug firms, retailers for flooding communities with opioids
Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation opened a new line of attack against the pharmaceutical industry Thursday, filing a lawsuit in tribal court that accuses the nation’s six top drug distributors …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
John Gotti’s grandson pleads guilty to selling oxycodone
Mobster John Gotti’s namesake grandson has pleaded guilty to selling oxycodone pills in Queens.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 6 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
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.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Doctor gets 30 years to life in case tied to overdoses
A judge on Friday sentenced a Rowland Heights doctor to 30 years to life in prison for the murders of three of her patients who fatally overdosed, ending a landmark …
Tue., Oct. 13, 2015, 5:27 p.m.
Police say man posed as federal agent in attempt to obtain narcotic
Spokane police arrested a Coeur d’Alene man Monday who allegedly claimed to be a federal agent in an attempt to get an oxycodone prescription from a pain management clinic in …
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
Four found guilty in federal painkiller case
Four defendants in a scheme that brought thousands of illicit painkillers weekly to Spokane from California were found guilty Friday by a federal jury. Arvin Carmen, Donta Blackmon, Brandon Chavez …
Thu., May 8, 2014
OxyContin smuggled into Spokane on flights, investigators say
Women with ties to a Los Angeles gang smuggled about 10,000 illicit pills a week for several years through Spokane International Airport, according to federal investigators. The painkillers were sold …
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013, 11:37 a.m.
Police arrest Walgreens robbery suspect
Police arrested a man suspected in the knifepoint robberies of a Walgreens store in North Spokane.
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013, 10:26 p.m.
One arrested, one sought after Rite-Aid robbery, police pursuit
Police were searching Tuesday night for a suspect hiding in a north Spokane neighborhood after they say two men robbed a Rite-Aid pharmacy at gunpoint and fled with oxycodone pills.
Tue., March 12, 2013
Dozens of drug ring suspects face local trial
Federal prosecutors may boost Spokane’s travel economy the hard way: They intend to transport dozens of suspects indicted in a massive oxycodone distribution ring to Spokane from Los Angeles for …
Sun., Jan. 22, 2012
Prescription drug abuse, deaths target of new Washington law
At the height of his addiction, Joshua Dameron would cruise through emergency rooms in Spokane, hoping to score his next fix. Dameron got hooked on prescription pain medication after suffering …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2011, 8:11 a.m.
Valley drug raids land several in jail
Spokane Valley police executed two search warrants Wednesday morning that landed several people in jail.
Thu., June 21, 2007
Indictment: Clinic gave abusers painkillers
A Deer Park physician and his aide are accused of giving known drug abusers prescription pain pills, including oxycodone and methadone, with the requirement they attend “recovery meetings” at a …