Thanks to changing laws on the subject, much attention has been paid to marijuana use in Washington recently. However, there are many other substances for which there is no acceptable legal use; one such substance is the opium derivative heroin. Some argue that there is actually a heroin epidemic sweeping the country, as the Centers for Disease Control have indicated heroin overdose fatalities have almost tripled since 2010.
When a person in Spokane goes missing, there are usually a host of legal questions that arise. Sometimes there is suspicion of illegal activity surrounding a person's disappearance; the longer a person goes missing, the more likely those suspicions may involve the possibility of foul play. Fortunately, many missing individuals are located, but this does not always clear up the legal issues surrounding their disappearance.
Over the decades, the U.S. Congress has established a wide array of crimes involving drugs. Whether they come from the production, distribution or consumption of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, opiates or other controlled substances, drug charges have serious consequences for anyone who is convicted. Frequently, however, penalties are lesser when smaller amounts of these substances are involved, but laws that regulate these controlled substances in the United States still apply.
The Spokane Police Department is tasked with enforcing the laws of the state of Washington as well as regulations and ordinances specific to the community. When individuals in the city are suspected of violating federal laws, local authorities are known to work with other departments and agencies to coordinate their efforts for catching alleged criminals.
A man in Seattle has been charged in federal court with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and two counts of distribution. The charges stem from the man allegedly selling the marijuana to high school children.
Three Washington motels were raided and shut down after an investigation led authorities to believe that the properties were being used for illegal drug activity and prostitution, reports claim. Federal prosecutors filed charges of intent to distribute cocaine and attempted cocaine dealing against seven men, four of whom were taken into custody during the raid.
Spokane residents may be intrigued to hear that a Monroe man accused of stabbing his wife on May 31st is currently being held on $1 million bail. The man from Monroe was arrested on domestic violence charges after he supposedly stabbed his wife with a butcher knife.