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Physician ensnared by drug ring run by his Las Vegas stripper ex-wife gets month in prison

Coeur d’Alene physician Stanley Toelle was sentenced Tuesday to one month in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to misleading tax collectors about his tax returns for 2012 and 2013.


Leader of painkiller distribution ring sentenced to six years

The leader of a prescription forgery ring that distributed hundreds of thousands of oxycodone pills was sentenced to 76 months in prison.


Alleged drug ring headed by Coeur d’Alene doctor’s wife nets four more guilty pleas

Four people pleaded guilty to drug and money-laundering charges in a sweeping federal case that also included the arrest of a Coeur d’Alene physician and his wife, a Las Vegas …


Feds get first guilty plea in Idaho drug trafficking ring

Federal prosecutors have their first guilty plea in a multi-state drug trafficking ring involving at least 20 people, including a Coeur d’Alene gastroenterologist, his wife and her children.


Feds bust drug ring that labeled containers as sea cucumbers

An international drug ring that used containers labeled “sea cucumbers” to send millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl to western New York via California and Mexico has …


$10M drug ring discovered after UHaul truck stopped

Detectives uncovered a $10 million Brooklyn drug operation that included liquefied pot used in e-cigarettes when they stopped a U-Haul truck stuffed with hundreds of pounds of marijuana hidden among …


Three defendants in alleged drug ring plead not guilty in Coeur d’Alene

Three defendants in an alleged multistate drug trafficking ring pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court in Coeur d’Alene.


Four found guilty in federal painkiller case

Four defendants in a scheme that brought thousands of illicit painkillers weekly to Spokane from California were found guilty Friday by a federal jury. Arvin Carmen, Donta Blackmon, Brandon Chavez …


Two more drug ring suspects arrested

The FBI made two more arrests late Thursday in a suspected drug ring that reportedly stretches from Spokane to Idaho, California and Nevada.


Dozens arrested in raids throughout Spokane, Rathdrum

Dozens were arrested in Spokane-area raids Thursday on federal charges involving the manufacture and sale of opiate drugs in a network spanning four states. Law enforcement agents from multiple jurisdictions …


Spokane Valley man sentenced to 25 years in methamphetamines ring bust

A Spokane Valley man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison Wednesday after he was convicted of running a methamphetamine ring in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.


OxyContin case overwhelms court

A courtroom packed with attorneys and 21 of the 62 defendants tied to a massive Spokane-Los Angeles OxyContin distribution ring appeared in court Thursday as a federal judge tried to …


40 indicted in drug ring run from Indiana prisons

INDIANAPOLIS — Two inmates housed at different Indiana prisons used cellphones smuggled in by guards to run a drug ring that distributed methamphetamine and heroin, according to a federal indictment …


Details emerge on international drug ring with Spokane ties

An international drug ring that led to a young man’s suicide in the Spokane County Jail was headed by four Canadian men, authorities allege, one of whom offered to cooperate …


Canadian drug ring details emerge

An international drug ring that led to a young man’s suicide in the Spokane County Jail was headed by four Canadian men, authorities allege, one of whom offered to cooperate …


Drug web snagged many

Snow covered the ground and the wind howled furiously as a young Canadian man approached the Colville National Forest, piloting a helicopter packed with marijuana. Federal agents say Samuel Jackson …


Pilot’s story sought for big, small screens

Samuel Lindsay-Brown’s popularity in the sport of extreme mountain-biking led to wide attention when he committed suicide in Spokane County Jail in February. Since then, Lindsay-Brown’s story has been told …