Stories tagged: heroin
Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
A Spokane man was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison on Friday on drug trafficking charges. Robert Dvorak, 29, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in …
UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019
Spokane police say they found drugs, a stolen gun and counterfeit money inside a stolen truck after the owner reported he spotted the vehicle on Division Street.
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019
Prosecutors say a Spokane drug and alcohol counselor was distributing and possessing meth and heroin in December and January.
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
Derek Batton had pretty much beaten a heroin addiction by the time he was booked into the Grant County Jail, according to his family. Inside, though, things took a turn …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018
Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
A program launching Monday at the Spokane County Jail aims to prevent inmates from dying of opioid withdrawal.
Thu., July 26, 2018
Demi Lovato is awake and responsive, but the reason for the “Sober” singer’s Tuesday morning collapse, which brought emergency responders to her Los Angeles home, remains a mystery.
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018
As communities debate trying to stem overdose deaths by allowing safe havens for people to take heroin and other narcotics, places like a Brooklyn needle exchange program are quietly providing …
Wed., June 27, 2018
The last text message Steve Shaw sent to his son was hopeful. “Hi son, just wanted to say how much I love you, but like I’ve said before you have …
Fri., May 4, 2018
The leader of a heroin ring that stashed the drug in or near public parks in North Seattle has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Forensic scientists with the Idaho State Police are struggling to keep up with the growing caseload of evidence waiting to be tested for heroin and other opioids.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
Two men were charged in connection with a large drug and gun bust in Moses Lake in which over 11 pounds of heroin was recovered.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
The landscape of Grant County paints a hard place. It’s underworld has been laboring even harder.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017
The city of Seattle wants to join a lawsuit to challenge a King County initiative that would ban safe injection sites for drug users.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
After the makers of the prescription opioid OxyContin filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against them, lawyers for the city of Everett are expected in U.S. District Court Monday …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017
Safety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths among patients and people who …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called drug overdose deaths “the top lethal issue” in the U.S. and urged law enforcement and social workers to “create and foster a culture …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
An Oregon family’s golden retriever, named Kenyon, has been honored by the Yamhill County Sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in the family’s backyard.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017
Two people who deputies believe provided fatal doses of heroin and methamphetamine to a Washington woman have been arrested.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017
President Donald Trump’s drug commission has called for him to declare a national emergency to deal with the country’s opioid drug epidemic.
Mon., July 31, 2017
Indian coast guard authorities say they have seized a large amount of heroin from a ship off the country’s western coast.
Mon., July 24, 2017
The city is seeing more heroin overdoses today than it did two years ago when it introduced a unique amnesty program replicated by hundreds of police departments across the nation …
Wed., July 19, 2017
They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes …
Thu., July 6, 2017
Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, a report released …
Thu., June 22, 2017
Authorities say an 84-year-old Florida doctor is accused of illegally distributing $10 million worth of pain pill prescriptions.
Tue., June 13, 2017
Two men who were involved in the delivery of a fatal dose of heroin to a young member of the Quileute Tribe were each sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.
Mon., June 5, 2017
A 28-year-old woman who sold a fatal dose of heroin to another woman in 2015 has been sentenced to over three years in prison.
Tue., May 23, 2017
A Spokane man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and intimidating a law enforcement officer.
Thu., May 11, 2017
The heroin epidemic is driving up hepatitis C infections, with the biggest increase in people in their 20s, U.S. health officials said Thursday.