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August 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM

2 teens arrested in burglary at South Seattle pot dispensary

Two teens were arrested for investigation of burglary after they were caught in a marijuana dispensary at 4:30 a.m. Monday with a backpack stuffed full of marijuana products, including more than 50 joints, Seattle police say. According to police, officers responded to a reported burglary at the dispensary near 42nd Avenue South and South Brandon Street in South Seattle….

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August 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM

SPD officer who wrote 80 percent of pot tickets returns to patrol

A Seattle police bicycle officer who was reassigned after it was learned he had written 80 percent of the tickets for using marijuana in public this year has returned to his regular assignment, Seattle police said Monday afternoon. However, police continue to investigate the conduct of Officer Randy Jokela, who in some marijuana citations referred to City Attorney Pete…

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July 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Spider fire, and other stuff you might have missed this (and last) week

Bats? Spiders? Giant snails? Mysterious human skulls? No, it’s not Halloween. But it is a different kind of holiday, if you will: the triumphant return of the offbeat-news roundup, after a week’s hiatus. To celebrate, I give you The Weird News Double-Week Double Whammy! Two weeks’ worth of weirdness, jam-packed into one easy-to-digest list.

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July 12, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Saturday Memo: Bats in the attic … Lightning strikes plane … STP ride

National Weather Service forecast Hundreds of bats move in: A Columbia City home has become the summer retreat for 270 bats, and now the evening flight of the winged, furry creatures is the latest neighborhood attraction. The homeowners are planning a more permanent home for their local bat guests, but they don’t want…

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June 19, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Thursday Memo: Pot brownies … Cat on the move … Summer sun

Pot brownies given to teens: A Puyallup man is accused of supplying marijuana extract that prosecutors say his 16-year-old daughter used to make brownies that later sickened several of her classmates. Cat: ‘I don’t want to move’: George the cat traveled 12 miles, crossing three highways and neighborhoods where coyotes are known to…

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June 4, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Seattle police seize more than 2K illegally grown pot plants

Seattle police officers recovered what detectives say is an unprecedented number of illegally grown marijuana plants at homes in West Seattle and Beacon Hill and a West Seattle warehouse Thursday evening. Officers seized 2663 plants and 86 pounds of processed marijuana, which detectives said is the largest illegal marijuana operation they have ever investigated, according to…

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May 27, 2014 at 3:58 PM

32-month sentence for Maple Valley pot dealer for shooting

A Maple Valley marijuana dealer and grower was sentenced today to 32 months in prison for opening fire in a residential neighborhood after he was robbed. Federal prosecutors say Jason Loken, 38, thought he had lined up the sale of six pounds of marijuana to a call girl he met on backpage.com when he was accosted…

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May 27, 2014 at 6:21 AM

Boise man accused of using mail for marijuana

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 21-year-old Boise man has been arrested on accusations he used the mail to traffic marijuana. Boise police say they arrested the man following an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspectors. Police say officers and a police dog stopped the man late last week after he picked up a package from a Boise…

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May 21, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Police: Puyallup hash-oil explosion ‘unbelievable’

UPDATE, 5:10 p.m. | A 20-year-old man was detained in connection with the hash-oil explosion at a Puyallup house Tuesday night, the Puyallup Police Department said this afternoon. The man was booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of unlawful manufacture of a controlled susbstance, reckless burning and five counts of reckless endangerment. The Washington State Department…

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