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Overdoses from opioids seem to take center stage, but meth is always behind the scenes and just as bad. Until now, there has been no treatment for addiction to it.
A judge has sentenced a Spokane methamphetamine dealer to eight years in federal prison followed by three years under court supervision Wednesday, according to a news release from William Hyslop, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.
A 38-year-old Spokane man who told investigators he sold an estimated $20,000 worth of illegal drugs per day over roughly a yearlong period was sentenced Monday by a U.S. District Court judge to federal prison.
The U.S. government on Friday put to death an Iowa chemistry student-turned-meth kingpin convicted of killing five people, the third execution by the federal government in a week.
A ruthless Iowa meth kingpin who killed five people, including two young girls, in 1993 to thwart his prosecution for drug trafficking is set to become the third federal inmate to be executed this week.
Florida officials say a man who was found partially eaten by an alligator in June actually died of a meth overdose.
Daniel F. Humphrey, 43, was given 140 months in federal prison and five years of supervised release after pleading guilty in September to distribution of 50 grams or more of the drug.
A Spokane man was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison on Friday on drug trafficking charges. Robert Dvorak, 29, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in August, after Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents seized two pounds of heroin and twenty grams of meth from his residence.
“I guess my first reaction was, ‘Oh no, they’re going to get a lot of attention and, maybe, not all of it helpful attention,’ ” said a Spokane advertising executive about South Dakota’s new anti-meth campaign.
South Dakota sparked online guffaws Monday by rolling out an anti-drug campaign featuring people saying, “Meth, I’m on it,” and the governor said the backlash proves the effort to raise awareness is working.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigators and a SWAT team arrested 20-time convicted felon Joseph A. Gariepy, 49, Friday morning in the Bemiss neighborhood with a large amount of methamphetamine.
A man was found dead in his Browne’s Addition apartment last weekend and covered in blankets with the heat running on high, leading detectives to initially believe there could be foul play.
Prosecutors say a Spokane drug and alcohol counselor was distributing and possessing meth and heroin in December and January.
In 2017, more than four times the number of people were treated at Spokane hospitals as a result of amphetamine-related conditions compared with 2008, according to the Spokane Regional Health District.
Authorities in Washington seized nearly 24 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 5.
Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Most of that was the result of a record number of opioid-related deaths.
Three people were arrested by Kennewick police on Labor Day for having methamphetamine, including a man allegedly caught in a compromising position with an injured beaver.
Demi Lovato is awake and responsive, but the reason for the “Sober” singer’s Tuesday morning collapse, which brought emergency responders to her Los Angeles home, remains a mystery.
A man convicted of trafficking nearly a pound of methamphetamine won an appeal and was resentenced to be released on parole at the discretion of the parole board.
A Post Falls drug dealer serving 35 years in prison for forcing a man to eat a large quantity of meth, which killed him, must serve out his prison term.