Stories tagged: OxyContin
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010, 6:50 P.M.
OxyContin busts piling up
An ongoing investigation into OxyContin distribution in Spokane has led to at least four arrests and raids at several Valley apartments this month. Suspects Kevin D. Miles, 28, and Tashina …
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010, 11:09 A.M.
Spokane Valley couple suspected of dealing OxyContin
Two Spokane Valley residents suspected of dealing OxyContin were arrested during a raid at their apartment Wednesday.
FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010
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, …
THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010, 10:50 A.M.
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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010
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.
FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
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.
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2010
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.
THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 2010
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 …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2009
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.
MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2009, 2:57 P.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2009, 9:44 A.M.
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 …
MONDAY, SEPT. 28, 2009, 8:21 A.M.
Teen girl robs north Spokane pharmacy
A teen girl robbed a north Spokane Rite Aid of OxyContin Sunday night, police said.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 2009
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 …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2009, 5:15 P.M.
Two arrested in OxyContin robberies
Two men were arrested Tuesday night in connection with recent robberies at Spokane pharmacies for the prescription painkiller OxyContin.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2009, 10:30 A.M.
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.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 5, 2009, 7:47 P.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2009
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 …
THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2009, 11:26 A.M.
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.
TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2009, 11:01 A.M.
Shopko robbed of OxyContin Monday night
A robber stole OxyContin from a South Hill Shopko on Monday night.
FRIDAY, AUG. 21, 2009
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 …
THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 2009, 6:06 P.M.
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 …
MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009, 4:42 P.M.
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 …
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009, 7:04 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009, 12:50 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009, 3:16 P.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009, 11:30 A.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009
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, …
TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009, 6:39 P.M.
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 …