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July 10, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Renton police investigate death of 3-year-old from methadone overdose

The death of a 3-year-old boy in Renton in May was due to an overdose of  methadone, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Kaiden Acord was found unresponsive on May 1 in a Renton home belonging to his mother’s boyfriend,  Renton police spokeswoman Terri Vickers said. The owner of the methadone willingly came forward to police, Vickers…

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April 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Oregon meth deaths at highest point since 2000

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A state report shows methamphetamine-related deaths in Oregon up by almost a third. The 2013 statistics released Thursday show 222 drug-related deaths overall — one fewer than the year before. It said 123 of the deaths were meth-related, the highest number since 2000. State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson says the majority of…

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July 1, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Des Moines man dead, dozens sickened by drug at Gorge concert

By DOUG ESSER Associated Press UPDATE: 12 p.m. | One man died and dozens of people were treated after overdosing on a drug called Molly at a weekend music festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in central Washington, authorities said. More than 25,000 people attended the sold-out, two-day Paradiso Festival, which features dozens of electronic music performances. An autopsy was scheduled…

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