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Repeat offender Hall pleads guilty to federal drug charge

One of Spokane’s most notorious career criminals has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge. Eddie Ray Hall, 46, faces five to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty Jan. 20 to distribution of 50 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine.

Man faces drug charges after raid

A Spokane man was arrested Tuesday with a half-ounce of methamphetamine, $5,000 and a quantity of hydrocodone. Gerald A. Oglesbee, 41, was booked into Spokane County Jail on three counts of delivery of meth and one count of possession of meth with intent to deliver, according to a news release from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Budget cuts eliminate survey used for drug prevention programs

BOISE – Idaho has made much of a startling statistic – that teen meth use in the state dropped 52 percent from 2007 to 2009. It’s the largest percentage drop of any state and coincided with the Idaho Meth Project ramping up its graphic anti-meth TV ads and billboards. But that 52 percent figure was boosted by a small increase from 2005 to 2007; 11 states actually saw greater declines from 2005 to 2009, according to the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Awards recognize anti-meth art

The Idaho Meth Project recently announced winners of the “Paint the State” competition, in which local teens had the opportunity to paint the powerful “Not Even Once” campaign through their own original artwork. The contest encouraged teens to use their creativity and passion in a new way for an important cause.

Developer enters not-guilty plea

A Spokane land developer pleaded not guilty to several felonies related to an alleged drug and stolen property ring investigators believe he ran from his Long Lake home.

Idaho teen meth use drops 52% from 2007 to 2009

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest youth risk survey shows methamphetamine use among Idaho teens dropped 52 percent between 2007 and 2009.

Four sentenced for drug crimes

Four associates of an ex-Coeur d’Alene meth dealer serving 13 years in federal prison were sentenced to their own prison terms this week.