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UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Arrest helps Whitman County woman fight meth, heroin addiction that started at 14

Brianna McCabe, 24, spent the past year in a jail cell after an arrest on drug charges. Amid skyrocketing opioid use on the Palouse, she says her time behind bars …


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019

Men arrested after owner follows stolen truck in downtown Spokane

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.


6 people arrested after largest US-Australian meth seizure

Australian police arrested six people after what authorities said Friday was the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in the United States and the biggest drug haul bound for Australia.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Man found guilty of vehicular homicide, possession of meth in 2016 crash that killed bicyclist

A jury convicted a man of vehicular homicide and possession of methamphetamine stemming from a 2016 crash that killed a bicyclist in downtown Spokane.


Amphetamine hospitalizations increasing every year in Spokane, rivaling opioids

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 …


Idaho State Police find severely beaten woman and infant during traffic stop; driver arrested for possession of meth

During a traffic stop on Interstate 90 in Idaho, a man was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine, and police also found a severely beaten woman and 2-year-old child, according to a …


Washington state authorities seize 50 pounds of meth

Washington state authorities have seized 50 pounds of methamphetamine from a truck registered in Oregon.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

Spokane County ex-public defender accused of meth use represented hundreds of clients

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 …


Survey of needle exchange users shows meth usage up across Washington

Methamphetamine use is on the rise among Washingtonians using needle exchange programs, a statewide survey released Thursday says.


Idaho man who hid daughters in Nevada mountains sentenced

A Boise father who authorities say endangered his two young daughters when he hid them in the Nevada mountains in May was sentenced to 20 years in prison.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

Drugs worth more than $1 million seized in Grant County this month

The landscape of Grant County paints a hard place. It’s underworld has been laboring even harder.


Authorities seize 76 pounds of methamphetamine in Oregon

Authorities arrested three men in western Oregon and seized handguns, more than $50,000 in cash and 76 pounds of methamphetamine.


Oregon man gets life in prison for meth-fueled killing

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, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017

Rate of meth use in Montana drunken-driving cases stabilizes

The Montana State Crime Laboratory says the rate of methamphetamine use in drunken-driving cases stabilized last year after several years of increases.


Former Spokane resident wanted by the FBI for alleged meth distribution

The FBI is asking for help in finding a felon wanted for his alleged involvement in trafficking meth in Montana.


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 …


Thai police seize 1.2 million methamphetamine tablets

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.


Spokane drug dealer “Filthy” gets 30 years for trafficking and intimidating police witness

A Spokane man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and intimidating a law enforcement officer.


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017

Prosecutor: Woman put unconscious girl in bag, threw it away

A Montana woman abused a 13-month-old girl in her care, used methamphetamine while the child was unconscious and when the girl stopped breathing, put her body in a duffel bag …


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 …


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017

Meth, often mixed with opioids, leads spike in Spokane County drug overdose deaths

Spokane police haven’t busted a methamphetamine lab in at least three years, almost the same amount of time Breaking Bad and its methamphetamine-cooking protagonist have been off the air. But …


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.


Police find a pound of meth in Butte woman’s car

Police reported finding a pound of methamphetamine along with marijuana in a car belonging to a Butte woman who was in Helena with a convicted drug dealer who is now …


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


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017

Spokane woman arrested for meth trafficking in Post Falls

A Spokane woman was arrested in Post Falls early Saturday morning after she was allegedly found in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine.


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.