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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.
Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles in one of the world’s largest jail complexes. Over the past seven years, the jail’s population has spiked almost 50 percent – with nearly every inmate having both mental illness and substance abuse problems – and officials suspect the rise is due to methamphetamine.
A Central Oregon man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of a man who sold him fake methamphetamine.
A man who admitted bringing 40 pounds of methamphetamine into Butte in 2015 has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
An Idaho County woman has been charged receiving methamphetamine through the mail.
Methamphetamines continue to make an alarming surge in Montana, as law enforcement, health officials and communities struggle to address the problem.
A Chicago man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend on Interstate 90 in Eastern Washington in front of their 3-year-old son.
Three men from Mexico are charged with smuggling more than 1,000 pounds of liquid methamphetamine into northeast Kansas in the gas tank of a semi-trailer truck
An Idaho woman who prosecutors say caused her baby daughter to overdose on methamphetamine has been sentenced to a dozen years in prison.
Authorities say 19 people have been arrested and 44 pounds of methamphetamine was seized in connection with a drug distribution ring south of Seattle.
A man was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of trying to set an apartment building on fire near North Central High School.
Lewiston police arrested three people following a narcotics trafficking investigation.
A 38-year-old Montana man pleaded guilty to two counts of deliberate homicide for killing his former landlord and a Missoula motel worker in what authorities said was a meth-fueled, cross-state crime spree last December.
It was Grand Theft Auto come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he opened the plastic case to find a bag of drugs.
A Spokane drug dealer who is serving life in prison had his sentence commuted.
A Coeur d’Alene woman was arrested on drug charges Saturday after a sheriff’s deputy found her asleep in a Jeep as the scene of gasoline theft from a public vehicle.
A 40-year-old Idaho man has pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine resulting in the overdose death of a Montana man last year.