FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Fairbanks police say a small bag of heroin was found in the packaging of a local child’s toy. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says police were called to a home on the 1200 block of McCarthy Avenue Sunday by the father of a young boy. Police say the father found a baggie containing what…More
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A Redmond man accused of trying to kill his 4-year-old son by injecting him with heroin pleaded not guilty this morning in King County Superior Court. Eric Lehtinen is charged with attempted first-degree murder and is being held in jail in lieu of $3 million bail. According to prosecutors, Lehtinen, 37, injected the child on the day his divorce was supposed to…More
UPDATE AT 3:17 P.M.: A judge this afternoon set bail at $1 million for Sampson. ORIGINAL POST: A 27-year-old man told police he was using methamphetamines, methadone and heroin and racing at speeds up to 150 mph because he was “bored” when he caused a fatal collision on Interstate 405 last week, according to court documents. A statement of…More
A narcotics task force made one heck of a drug bust Monday, seizing about 64 pounds of heroin at a Tacoma home. Detectives also seized a handgun, a scale and “drug-packaging material,” along with the drugs, which had an estimated street value of more than $500,000, according to a Kitsap sheriff’s news release. Three suspects were booked…More
Associated Press LONGVIEW — The Cowlitz County coroner says super-pure heroin is blamed for the deaths of seven people in the county in five days. Coroner Tim Davidson told the Daily News on Wednesday that, in his words, “They’re dying with the syringe still in their hands.” The victims include a man who died in a grocery-store…More
Health officials issued a public alert Tuesday after seven likely overdose deaths from heroin occurred in King County since Saturday, possibly the result of an increased potency or a mixture with other substances. “The best way for injection drug users to prevent overdose is not to use heroin, but for those who do, they need to…More