Stories tagged: meth
Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigators and a SWAT team arrested 20-time convicted felon Joseph A. Gariepy, 49, Friday morning in the Bemiss neighborhood with a large amount of methamphetamine.
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
A man was found dead in his Browne’s Addition apartment last weekend and covered in blankets with the heat running on high, leading detectives to initially believe there could be …
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:07 p.m.
Prosecutors say a Spokane drug and alcohol counselor was distributing and possessing meth and heroin in December and January.
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 3 a.m.
In 2017, more than four times the number of people were treated at Spokane hospitals as a result of amphetamine-related conditions compared with 2008, according to the Spokane Regional Health …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Authorities in Washington seized nearly 24 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 5.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
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: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
He’s accused of sexually assaulting an animal in Columbia Park. It’s one of 2 meth-related holiday busts.
Three people were arrested by Kennewick police on Labor Day for having methamphetamine, including a man allegedly caught in a compromising position with an injured beaver.
Thu., July 26, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
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.
Thu., July 12, 2018, 11:10 a.m.
A man convicted of trafficking nearly a pound of methamphetamine won an appeal and was resentenced to be released on parole at the discretion of the parole board.
Sun., July 8, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
A Post Falls drug dealer serving 35 years in prison for forcing a man to eat a large quantity of meth, which killed him, must serve out his prison term.
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 5:48 p.m.
About 126 pounds of methamphetamine and other drugs were seized from a semitruck hauling Starbucks products that was headed to Spokane on Thursday, according to the Centralia Police Department.
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:08 p.m.
After chasing a man with a baseball bat, Spokane Valley deputies seized his swords and throwing stars, sheriff’s office says
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that deputies seized a rifle, ammunition, methamphetamine and a large collection of swords, knives and throwing stars from a Spokane Valley apartment belonging …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says deputies used a Taser to stop a suspect who led them on a car chase while in possession of more than half a pound …
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
A former chemist at Montana’s state crime lab in Missoula is charged with taking meth left over after testing for suspected drugs in criminal cases.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
From the moment Emily Blumenauer met her court-appointed public defender, she knew something was off. There was the arm scratching, the forgetfulness, the shiny glaze on her eyes that suggested …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
An eastern Idaho woman authorities say gave birth prematurely to a boy who tested positive for methamphetamine has been charged with felony injury to a child.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
A 62-year-old Oregon man has been sentenced to life in prison for allegations that he opened fire on his former wife and her friend while drunk and high on methamphetamine, …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
A 32-year-old Yakima man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend and planning to pay for the deed with a …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Two people who deputies believe provided fatal doses of heroin and methamphetamine to a Washington woman have been arrested.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
The FBI is asking for help in finding a felon wanted for his alleged involvement in trafficking meth in Montana.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Whitman County traffic stop results in discovery of alleged mobile meth lab, arrest of Spokane residents
A routine traffic stop just outside of Garfield on Sunday morning resulted in the arrests of a man and a woman after the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office allegedly discovered the …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Authorities say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered seven packages of methamphetamine weighing more than 53 pounds at the border in Blaine, Washington.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Thai police said Monday they have seized more than 1 million methamphetamine tablets this month, as trade in the illicit drug shows little sign of abating.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Drugs, despair and waning hope: A girl’s struggle with addiction leaves a family wondering what’s next
The call woke Kevin Schultz at 6:15 a.m. on May 6. It was a sheriff’s deputy. He’d picked up Schultz’s 17-year-old adopted daughter Vanessa during a traffic stop near Nine …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
A judge has increased the bond for a Spokane man charged with forcing the grandson of a former Post Falls mayor to ingest a lethal dose of methamphetamine.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
The opioid epidemic has killed tens of thousands over the last two years and driven major reforms in state and local law enforcement and public health policies for people with …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
A federal judge has sentenced an Oregon drug trafficker to 17 years in federal prison.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
A new state law will take effect July 23 that will allow local governments to evict residents from contaminated buildings.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 4 p.m.
Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles in one of the world’s largest jail complexes. Over the past seven years, the jail’s …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
A Central Oregon man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of a man who sold him fake methamphetamine.