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A former chemist at Montana’s state crime lab in Missoula is charged with taking meth left over after testing for suspected drugs in criminal cases.
From the moment Emily Blumenauer met her court-appointed public defender, she knew something was off. There was the arm scratching, the forgetfulness, the shiny glaze on her eyes that suggested she was “not all there.” Looking back, she said the signs were obvious.
Montana authorities have arrested two U.S. Postal Service carriers on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine on their mail routes.
Federal prosecutors are recommending a former Montana House majority leader be sentenced to 28 years in prison for operating a drug trafficking ring that brought large volumes of methamphetamine into the state.
An eastern Idaho woman authorities say gave birth prematurely to a boy who tested positive for methamphetamine has been charged with felony injury to a child.
PORTLAND – An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge. Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State Penitentiary and she passed seven tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine into his mouth. Two of the balloons ruptured in Powell’s stomach a short time later and he died of methamphetamine toxicity, prosecutors have said.
A 62-year-old Oregon man has been sentenced to life in prison for allegations that he opened fire on his former wife and her friend while drunk and high on methamphetamine, killing the friend.
A 32-year-old Yakima man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend and planning to pay for the deed with a pound of methamphetamine.
Two people who deputies believe provided fatal doses of heroin and methamphetamine to a Washington woman have been arrested.
The FBI is asking for help in finding a felon wanted for his alleged involvement in trafficking meth in Montana.
Brandi Irons has fought back against the drug addiction she’s faced since the age of 13, and after multiple relapses, she finally has her life on track. And she owes part of her current success to an unlikely source – Idaho First Lady Lori Otter, who, after hearing her story, offered to pay for Irons' college education...
At 25, Brandi Irons has accomplished a great deal. She is raising a young son while holding down a job at the Kootenai Recovery Center, and recently completed her first semester in a social work program at North Idaho College earning a 3.7 GPA.
A routine traffic stop just outside of Garfield on Sunday morning resulted in the arrests of a man and a woman after the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office allegedly discovered the components of a mobile methamphetamine lab in their vehicle.
Authorities say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered seven packages of methamphetamine weighing more than 53 pounds at the border in Blaine, Washington.
Thai police said Monday they have seized more than 1 million methamphetamine tablets this month, as trade in the illicit drug shows little sign of abating.
The call woke Kevin Schultz at 6:15 a.m. on May 6. It was a sheriff’s deputy. He’d picked up Schultz’s 17-year-old adopted daughter Vanessa during a traffic stop near Nine Mile Falls. She had been riding with an older man known to be a “heavy meth user.”
A judge has increased the bond for a Spokane man charged with forcing the grandson of a former Post Falls mayor to ingest a lethal dose of methamphetamine.
The opioid epidemic has killed tens of thousands over the last two years and driven major reforms in state and local law enforcement and public health policies for people with addiction. But another deadly but popular drug, methamphetamine, also has been surging in many parts of the country. And federal officials say that, based on what they learned as opioids swept the U.S., methamphetamine is likely to spread even further.
A federal judge has sentenced an Oregon drug trafficker to 17 years in federal prison.
A new state law will take effect July 23 that will allow local governments to evict residents from contaminated buildings.