fentanyl

Deputies seize 76 fentanyl pills from Spokane Valley man, woman

COLFAX, Wash. -- Two people from Spokane Valley suspected of delivering fentanyl were arrested in Colfax. Two Whitman County deputies stopped a vehicle in downtown Colfax Sunday for a traffic violation. Deputies found that the driver had a suspended license…

Gonzaga, UW to host lecture on the dangers of fentanyl

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Gonzaga and University of Washington Health Partnership will host a lecture on the dangers of fentanyl and how to protect loved ones from overdosing. The "Next Generation Health Lecture" will discuss the crisis surrounding fentanyl, including…

First outpatient treatment provider opens in Coeur d'Alene

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho – Coeur d'Alene's first outpatient treatment center is now open.  Behavioral Health Group's opening marks an effort to expand support for those with substance abuse disorders.   BHG will offer walk-ins and patients by appointment, and it'll…

Overdose deaths in Washington top 2,000 in 2021

OLYMPIA, Wash. – New data show deaths from drug overdoses continue to rise in Washington.  Data from the Washington State Department of Health show drug-related overdose deaths surpassed…

How to decode the emoji drug code

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Sometimes, emojis have hidden meanings much more sinister than what's on the surface. For example, emojis can be used to represent certain drugs, becoming a new slang of sorts for dealers and users. Most emoji combinations are…

Feds: Backyard fentanyl operation could have made 2.5M pills

SEATTLE (AP) — In the floorboards below the bathroom sink, $20,000. In the insulation behind a water heater, $100,000. In a hole below the dishwasher, $200,000. And in the drywall behind a toilet paper roll, plastic bottles filled with gold…

16 indicted after officials disrupt multi-state drug ring

SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen people were indicted after a series of arrests disrupted a multi-state methamphetamine and fentanyl distribution ring, according to federal officials. The drugs were coming from California and being sold in at least six Washington state counties,…