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  • Two men arrested in OxyContin heist

    Two men are accused of two attempted robberies at Coeur d’Alene convenience stores late Wednesday and an OxyContin heist early Thursday. Michael D. Frank, 20, and Stephen J. Beck, 23, …


  • 2 accused of 3 attempted robberies in CdA

    Three robberies in Coeur d’Alene late Wednesday and early today are believed to be the work of two men arrested with OxyContin stolen from a pharmacy.


  • Woman admits pharmacy robbery

    A woman arrested in a gunpoint OxyContin robbery at a Spokane pharmacy last fall faces up to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty Monday.


  • Juror’s inquiry leads to mistrial

    A juror caused a mistrial in a recent Stevens County drug case after he used a cell phone to look up legal information.


  • Robbery tipster charged in incident

    A man who reportedly tipped police to the identities of three suspected pharmacy robbers is now accused of participating in the Sept. 27 incident.


  • Man sought in drug case

    The former roommate of a man charged with robbing two pharmacies for OxyContin last fall is accused of selling the drug but hasn’t been located by police.


  • Teens arrested in Cheney shooting to be tried as adults

    Three teens arrested in a shooting in downtown Cheney early Sunday will be charged as adults.


  • Serial robber gets 10 years

    A 20-year-old man who as a teenager terrorized Spokane payday loan stores in a drug-fueled armed robbery spree was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday. Before Zachary T. Allen …


  • Sentences differ in pharmacy robberies

    Two Spokane pharmacy robbers who faced a judge Tuesday likely will get starkly different sentences. The reason? One was armed, and the other wasn’t.


  • Two men sought in Spokane pharmacy robbery

    Two Deer Park men have been identified as suspects in a pharmacy robbery police linked to a 20-year-old woman.


  • Woman charged with drugstore robbery

    Spokane police have arrested a 5-foot-tall woman in connection with a Sept. 27 drugstore robbery and believe she may have been struck with a metal bar this week in a …


  • Teen girl robs north Spokane pharmacy

    A teen girl robbed a north Spokane Rite Aid of OxyContin Sunday night, police said.


  • Advisers approve modified pain pill

    WASHINGTON – Federal health advisers on Thursday recommended approval for a new version of the painkiller OxyContin that is designed to be harder to abuse. A Food and Drug Administration …


  • Two arrested in OxyContin robberies

    Two men were arrested Tuesday night in connection with recent robberies at Spokane pharmacies for the prescription painkiller OxyContin.


  • Reward in OxyContin robberies up to $2,000

    The reward for information that helps capture a suspected two-time pharmacy robbery is now up to $2,000.


  • South Hill store robbed of OxyContin

    A robber stole OxyContin from the Rite Aid store at 4514 S. Regal Street on the South Hill on Saturday night, the Spokane Police Department said.


  • Walgreens hopes special safes suppress OxyContin robberies

    OxyContin robberies in Washington have prompted an unprecedented response from one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains. New time-delayed safes have been installed in Walgreens pharmacies across the state to …


  • Drug maker offers reward in pharmacy robbery

    The company that makes OxyContin is offering a $1,000 reward for information that solves a Spokane pharmacy robbery Sunday.


  • Shopko robbed of OxyContin Monday night

    A robber stole OxyContin from a South Hill Shopko on Monday night.


  • Robber cites OxyContin addiction

    A 24-year-old man told a judge Thursday that his life changed quickly and dramatically: He went from living with his girlfriend and their 7-year-old daughter to putting a knife to …


  • Sentenced to 4 years, robber cites addiction

    A 24-year-old convicted robber told a judge Thursday how he went from living with his girlfriend and their 7-year-old daughter to putting a knife to a man’s throat to get …


  • Woman robbed of prescriptions in her home

    Two men burst into a Spokane woman’s apartment this morning and stole OxyContin and hydrocodone. A 54-year-old woman answered her apartment door about 5:45 a.m. in the 3100 block of …


  • Man tries to rob South Hill Rite Aid

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating an attempted OxyContin robbery at the Rite Aid at 810 E. 29th Ave.


  • Without fanfare, man helps Crime Stoppers thrive

    Some volunteers work on the front lines, visible to the community. Everyone knows their names and positions. But another kind of volunteer spends hours behind the scenes.


  • Suspect named in gunpoint OxyContin robbery

    Police have identified a suspect in a gunpoint OxyContin robbery at a north Spokane Walgreens June 16. Nicholas A. Blessing, 28, is accused of stealing the drug from the pharmacy …


  • Persistent employee stops pharmacy robber

    A persistent pharmacy employee foiled a robbery today after refusing to hand over drugs, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


  • Separate OxyContin cases send two men to prison

    His troubles started with family. But Edward A. Saner’s problems spiraled from typical to debilitating as he dabbled more in OxyContin, leading to a string of pharmacy robberies last summer, …


  • Two OxyContin robbers sent to prison

    His troubles started with family. But Edward A. Saner’s problems spiraled from typical to debilitating as he dabbled more in the OxyContin drug world, leading to a string of pharmacy …


  • Photos of Walgreens robber released

    Surveillance photos of Tuesday’s robbery at a north Spokane Walgreens have been released.


  • Robbery reported at north Spokane Walgreens

    A gunpoint robbery at a north Spokane Walgreens this afternoon netted a young man the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin.


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