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A new meth surge gathers momentum

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 …


Oregon man sentenced to 17 years for trafficking meth

A federal judge has sentenced an Oregon drug trafficker to 17 years in federal prison.


Burlington motel’s meth contamination sparks new law

A new state law will take effect July 23 that will allow local governments to evict residents from contaminated buildings.


LA jail adapts amid meth-fueled rise in mentally ill inmates

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 …


Man gets 10 years in Central Oregon shooting death

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.


Man gets 25 years in prison for selling 40 pounds of meth

A man who admitted bringing 40 pounds of methamphetamine into Butte in 2015 has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.


Woman arrested on charges of receiving meth in the mail

An Idaho County woman has been charged receiving methamphetamine through the mail.


Montana officials say surge in meth use deeply troubling

Methamphetamines continue to make an alarming surge in Montana, as law enforcement, health officials and communities struggle to address the problem.


Chicago man gets 30 years for killing girlfriend on I-90

A Chicago man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend on Interstate 90 in Eastern Washington in front of their 3-year-old son.


Three men charged with smuggling meth in semi-trailer’s gas tank

Three men from Mexico are charged with smuggling more than 1,000 pounds of liquid methamphetamine into northeast Kansas in the gas tank of a semi-trailer truck


Idaho mother sentenced to 12 years in baby’s meth death

An Idaho woman who prosecutors say caused her baby daughter to overdose on methamphetamine has been sentenced to a dozen years in prison.


19 arrests, 44 pounds of methamphetamine seized in drug ring

Authorities say 19 people have been arrested and 44 pounds of methamphetamine was seized in connection with a drug distribution ring south of Seattle.


Man arrested on suspicion of trying to set an apartment building on fire near North Central High School

A man was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of trying to set an apartment building on fire near North Central High School.


Police arrest 3 in drug trafficking investigation

Lewiston police arrested three people following a narcotics trafficking investigation.


Montana man pleads guilty in Miles City, Missoula killings

A 38-year-old Montana man pleaded guilty to two counts of deliberate homicide for killing his former landlord and a Missoula motel worker in what authorities said was a meth-fueled, cross-state …


Louisiana boy finds bag of meth in video game package

It was Grand Theft Auto come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he opened the plastic case to find a bag of …


Obama shortens Spokane meth dealer’s life sentence

A Spokane drug dealer who is serving life in prison had his sentence commuted.


Coeur d’Alene woman asleep at crime scene arrested on drug charges

A Coeur d’Alene woman was arrested on drug charges Saturday after a sheriff’s deputy found her asleep in a Jeep as the scene of gasoline theft from a public vehicle.


Idaho man pleads guilty distributing meth resulting in death

A 40-year-old Idaho man has pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine resulting in the overdose death of a Montana man last year.


Bear spray used in weekend assault near Post Falls

Bear spray was used in a assault near Post Falls early Saturday morning that left multiple people lying in the street, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said.


Virginia mayor faces drug charges after meth-for-sex sting

A three-term northern Virginia mayor was arrested on drug charges after he tried to trade two grams of methamphetamine for sex acts in what turned out to be an undercover …


Baby died after mom fed her meth to offset methadone, police say

Authorities say a Phoenix woman has been arrested in her daughter’s death after giving the toddler methamphetamine in an effort to counteract the methadone she had consumed from an open …


Man arraigned on murder charge in Post Falls meth overdose

Shaun Patrick Kelly was arraigned on a murder charge Monday for allegedly forcing a Post Falls man to eat a lethal dose of methamphetamine at gunpoint.


Man arrested in drug death of grandson of former Post Falls mayor

The grandson of a former Post Falls mayor died last August after investigators say he was forced at gunpoint to eat a fatal dose of methamphetamine.


Traffic stop leads to arrests in connection with drugs, child injury

Two North Dakota residents were arrested on drug charges and injury to a child Saturday night in Post Falls.


Man carrying meth leads deputy on foot chase, police say

A bicyclist carrying a container of methamphetamine ditched his bike and led a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy on a foot chase Saturday night in Spokane Valley.


N. Idaho woman imprisoned for breastfeeding while on meth

A northern Idaho woman will spend up to a year in prison for exposing her child to methamphetamine while breastfeeding.


Man accused of desecrating Sikh temple says he recently used meth

The man accused of desecrating a Sikh temple in Spokane Valley on Thursday said he had one drink the night before and injected meth three days prior.


Police say woman killed near Ritzville as her son watched

A 3-year-old boy watched as his father bludgeoned his mother with a hammer and stabbed her with a screwdriver in a gruesome killing along Interstate 90 west of Ritzville on …


Court docs: Spokane Valley man beaten by wife, her mother, 4 others

A Spokane Valley woman and her mother allegedly recruited four men to help beat up the woman’s husband and steal belongings from his home. The man and his mother-in-law both …