Stories tagged: drugs
Tue., Oct. 9, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will make it easier for pharmaceutical companies to bring more complex – thus more profitable – generic drugs to market, throwing a crucial lifeline …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown give stances on marijuana, opioid addiction treatment and drugs
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has softened her stance somewhat on the legalization of marijuana, six years after Washington state voters approved the creation of a recreational market for the drug. …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
Michael C. Painter’s driver didn’t use her turn signal last January. The traffic stop ended up costing Painter 20 years in federal prison.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018
Spokane police arrested two people Monday morning suspected of manufacturing hash oil at their Logan neighborhood home.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018
One person is dead and perhaps 20 others have been hurt and affected by what Spokane Police are warning could be a bad batch of drugs coursing through the city.
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018
Drug overdoses fell in Spokane County in 2017, in yet another sign the trend of opioid-related deaths may be reversing in Washington.
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrested three people early Wednesday after discovering heroin, methamphetamine and a large amount of cash, as well as evidence of stolen property and …
Mon., July 2, 2018
Police say orange-colored ecstasy pills bearing an image resembling President Donald Trump’s face are making the rounds in northern Indiana.
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018
A Canadian man who leased helicopters and used them to run a cross-border drug-shipping empire, helping meet the American West’s appetite for high-grade marijuana before states began legalizing the drug, …
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018
Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs – but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report released Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing …
UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018
Father charged with sexting daughters’ underage friends, attempting to trade drugs for sexual favors
A 56-year-old Spokane man is accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to underage teen girls and is under investigation for a host of other felonies, including offering narcotics to …
Tue., May 29, 2018
Thirty-one years after a Nampa Police drug informant was kidnapped and murdered, Rick Wiley, an investigator on the case, says he finally has some closure. Beginning in January 2017, Wiley …
Fri., May 11, 2018
A longtime Gonzaga University trustee who has made substantial donations for campus projects also leads a major construction company that’s contracted to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018
A veterinarian accused of implanting liquid heroin in puppies for a Colombian drug trafficking ring is now in custody in New York.
Tue., April 17, 2018
Spokane County is considering joining a nationwide lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturers alleging the companies knowingly lied about the addictive potential of powerful painkillers.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018
As police arrived to drive out the occupants of a so-called “nuisance” house in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood, a man fell through the bathroom floor and had to be rescued …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018
A Post Falls man was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder, failure to notify authorities of a death and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
Tue., March 20, 2018
Opioid addiction is getting more attention nationally, but a Washington State University researcher says not enough is being done to help patients transition to non-opioid pain management.
Wed., March 7, 2018
Washington’s toxicology lab is struggling with a backlog of cases, thanks in part to growing number of blood tests for suspected DUI cases.
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said he’s joined the agency overseeing the region’s air pollution in direct response to new regulations and fees for marijuana business owners. Spokane County …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018
Drug overdose deaths fell last year in 14 states including Washington, according to preliminary data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018
A Billings Police Department evidence technician has been fired after drug evidence went missing from the department’s evidence storage, affecting numerous criminal cases, Police Chief Rich St. John said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018
Hundreds of child pornography images as well as marijuana, LSD and ecstasy were discovered in the home of a retired priest from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Boise, prosecutors said.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
Tami Cleveland was terrified as she drove to her parents’ house in Veradale on a September evening in 2012. Her stepmother, Beth, who suffered from debilitating migraines, hadn’t answered her …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
Washington will get a sweeping re-write of its approach to treating opioid addiction if a bill introduced in the state legislature becomes law.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
Methamphetamine use is on the rise among Washingtonians using needle exchange programs, a statewide survey released Thursday says.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
People’s pharmacy column for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
Federal agents raided some 15 locations from North Idaho to southern Grant County Wednesday morning and arrested 20 people who have been charged as part of investigation into a conspiracy …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
Several suspects face charges of possession with intent to distribute following the bust of a suspected drug house in Spokane Valley last week.