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It’s ‘fake meth,’ man tells deputy

A man arrested for driving with a suspended license told a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy a bag of white crystals was “fake meth.”

Meth lab discovered at Wal-Mart restroom in Indiana

MUNCIE, Ind. — A restroom at a Wal-Mart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.

Man pleads guilty in methamphetamine trafficking case

A reputed drug trafficker linked to a major Eastern Washington methamphetamine ring pleaded guilty to federal charges on Thursday. Rafael Villa-Rico could face up to life in prison when sentenced …

Man arrested after hiding meth in ice cream

A 60-year-old man was arrested after a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy discovered a baggie of meth hidden in a quart of ice cream in the man’s car.

Spokane meth dealer gets 20-year prison term

A Spokane man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for selling high-quality methamphetamine to an undercover officer and leading police on a car chase near the Coeur d’Alene …

Police: Man tossed meth from pickup

Local and federal authorities say they thwarted the sale of a pound of methamphetamine at a West Central home Wednesday evening when the alleged seller tossed the drugs out a …

Married couple named in meth-ring indictment

A married couple is suspected of conspiring in the same methamphetamine ring as a man arrested in Spokane Valley Tuesday, according to court records.

Man arrested for 39th time in connection with drug ring

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich will seek federal charges against a repeat offender arrested by detectives this morning on charges of possessing methamphetamine today, marking the man’s 39th arrest in …

Warehouse lessee accused of dealing meth, charged

A federal indictment for drug trafficking charges has been filed against a man leasing a Spokane Valley property where a shooting took place on Tuesday morning. Ian M. Harris, 41, …

Medical examiner lists jail death as homicide

The death of a 33-year-old man in the booking area of the Spokane County Jail in Feburary has been listed as a homicide.

Police arrest two at site of dismemberment

Two adults who live in the home where a 19 year-old was killed and dismembered in January were arrested on Friday.

Seven arrested in Indian Trail problem house

Spokane Police Department released the names of the seven arrested in Thursday night’s search of a problem house in the Indian Trial neighborhood.

Routine traffic stop leads to felony drug charge

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a man on a felony drug charge Wednesday after a routine traffic stop. The deputy stopped Larry Marquette, 43, failing to signal near Argonne …

Former meth addict found new beginning at mission, in kitchen

Few people have more to give thanks for than Kimmi Halbrook, who served up a heaping helping of gratitude with every plate she prepared at the annual Union Gospel Mission …

Children found at meth raid

Two children were taken from a squalid home in Mead early Monday during a methamphetamine raid that netted two arrests. Child Protective Services took custody of a 7-year-old girl and …

Two kids in state custody after Mead meth raid

Two children were taken from a squalid home in Mead this morning during a methamphetamine raid that netted two arrests.

Repeat offender Hall pleads guilty to federal drug charge

One of Spokane’s most notorious career criminals has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge. Eddie Ray Hall, 46, faces five to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty Jan. …

Man faces drug charges after raid

A Spokane man was arrested Tuesday with a half-ounce of methamphetamine, $5,000 and a quantity of hydrocodone. Gerald A. Oglesbee, 41, was booked into Spokane County Jail on three counts …

Budget cuts eliminate survey used for drug prevention programs

BOISE – Idaho has made much of a startling statistic – that teen meth use in the state dropped 52 percent from 2007 to 2009. It’s the largest percentage drop …

Awards recognize anti-meth art

The Idaho Meth Project recently announced winners of the “Paint the State” competition, in which local teens had the opportunity to paint the powerful “Not Even Once” campaign through their …

Developer enters not-guilty plea

A Spokane land developer pleaded not guilty to several felonies related to an alleged drug and stolen property ring investigators believe he ran from his Long Lake home.

Idaho teen meth use drops 52% from 2007 to 2009

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest youth risk survey shows methamphetamine use among Idaho teens dropped 52 percent between 2007 and 2009.

Four sentenced for drug crimes

Four associates of an ex-Coeur d’Alene meth dealer serving 13 years in federal prison were sentenced to their own prison terms this week.

Man charged with counterfeiting

A Spokane man is accused of manufacturing counterfeit money, then spending the bills last summer.

Two sought after Pend Oreille Co. meth lab busts

Two men are wanted after deputies found clandestine meth labs and stolen vehicles at a home in Pend Oreille County. Suspect Shad A. Johnson, 38, was already sought by authorities …

Drug investigation nets suspected pornography

A drug investigation uncovered suspected child pornography at a Spokane Valley apartment this week.

Developer’s case probed

A massive investigation into a suspected drug and stolen property ring has led to allegations of a methamphetamine- and sex-fueled criminal enterprise operated by a once-prominent Spokane land developer. The …

Meth survey says risks seem not to deter teens

BOISE – A new survey by the Idaho Meth Project shows that more state teens believe it’s risky to use methamphetamine than in 2007, but that belief doesn’t yet appear …

Realtor’s arrest highlights perils of meth

Joseph G. Ward earned a master’s degree in business from Gonzaga University, spent time as a heralded super stock race car driver and ascended to the top of the land-development …

Idaho Meth Project spreads cautionary tales

Some teenagers in this rural North Idaho town want to know more about methamphetamine so they’re never tempted to use the highly addictive, easy-to-access drug. That’s the response the director …