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Eight-time felon sought in drug-trafficking case

During a large-scale drug trafficking investigation the Spokane Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit recovered more than a half-pound of heroin, 18 ounces of methamphetamine, cocaine, cash and paraphernalia.


Interstate 90 a major route for traffickers heading east

The buds are potent and fresh, packed gingerly in heat-sealed bags to preserve their form and flavor – and throw off the drug dogs. These aren’t the dense bricks of …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2012, 1:53 p.m.

LatAm leaders seek review of international drug policies

MEXICO CITY — Mexico and three Central American nations are calling for a review of international drug policies after two U.S. states voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana.


Seattle pot parlors laundered illicit drug cash

Two people charged as part of the biggest crackdown on marijuana dispensaries in Washington state pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday, acknowledging their business was a front for an illicit …


Man sentenced for aiding marijuana traffickers

A 78-year-old man who allowed drug traffickers to use his property just south of the Canadian border in Ferry County will spend 2 1/2 years in federal prison, a judge …


78-year-old pleads guilty in pot case

A 78-year-old man who allowed drug traffickers to use his property just south of the Canadian border in Ferry County has pleaded guilty. Alvin Oliver Shields had 700 pounds of …


Drug case financial boon for state, CdA police

BOISE – Former Coeur d’Alene gold and coin dealer Robert Leon Mertens has been behind bars since 2004, serving a 37-year term in federal prison for drug trafficking, firearms violations …


Feds: Canadian caught w/ cocaine already on DEA’s radar

A Canadian man arrested near the international border – allegedly toting 71 pounds of cocaine – may be a major drug smuggler who’s been on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s radar …


Pair charged with drug trafficking

A Spokane woman who was nine months pregnant and unarmed when she was shot by a Washington State Patrol sergeant during a drug raid has been charged with drug trafficking. …