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February 13, 2015 at 6:26 AM

Police make 20 raids, 13 arrests in Portland-area heroin probe

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A federal investigation of heroin trafficking in the Portland area led to 20 raids this week in which 13 people were arrested. Court documents say the operation has been linked to at least two heroin-overdose deaths. The Oregonian newspaper reports police raided 20 homes and buildings Wednesday in Portland, Gresham and Beaverton in…


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January 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Snohomish police may use seized heroin money to remodel station

The Associated Press SNOHOMISH — Money seized in drug raids around Snohomish could help remodel the police station. Chief John Flood wants to spend nearly $100,000 held from recent heroin investigations. KOMO reports the chief hopes to present a plan in about a month to the City Council. Renovation could start in the spring on the police headquarters,…


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January 8, 2015 at 7:03 AM

SPD considers carrying heroin overdose cure; Portland trial began this week

UPDATED at 11: 55 a.m. | Seattle police say they’re looking into having officers carry a drug to treat people suffering from life-threatening overdoses of heroin and other opiates. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said that Seattle police are considering following Portland police and have officers carry Naloxone, also known as Narcan, to help reverse the effects of overdoses. “This is something…


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December 10, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Deputies say man took heroin, needles to Oregon court

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore.— A man arriving for arraignment in Salem on a charge of possessing heroin had hypodermic needles and what appeared to be a ball of heroin in his pocket. The Marion County sheriff’s office says 23-year-old Michael Durban told officers at the Marion County Circuit Court annex he “got mixed up” and forgot…


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September 19, 2014 at 6:13 AM

Former Montesano police chief accused of selling meth and heroin

The Associated Press TACOMA — The former police chief of the small town of Montesano had a busy day in court, but it had nothing to do with keeping the law. The Tacoma News Tribune reports 51-year-old Ray Sowers had to attend a drug court hearing because of January theft charges, where he was accused of stealing…


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August 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM

$10,000 in heroin found in shrubbery near Green Lake home

A curious and keen-eyed Green Lake resident found more than $10,000 worth of  heroin hidden in nearby shrubbery after watching two different people search the bushes on two different days, police said. According to Seattle police, the resident observed a car pull up to a planting strip on Thursday and watched as one man got out…


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January 2, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Heroin found in Fairbanks child’s toy packaging

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…


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October 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Man accused of injecting 4-year-old son with heroin pleads not guilty

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…


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September 16, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Police: Driver was ‘bored’ just before fatal I-405 crash

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…


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September 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Detectives seize 64 pounds of heroin in Tacoma drug-bust

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…


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