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Seattle Attempt To Keep Addicts Out Of Jail Shines In Study

Gailen Lopton was in a downtown alley two weeks ago, having a buddy jab him in the neck with a heroin-filled syringe, when he suddenly found himself in the company of Seattle’s finest.

CBS Seattle–04/08/2015

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Portland-Area Investigation Nets Nearly 14 Pounds Of Heroin

Portland police say their drug investigators have wrapped up a three-month probe of a drug-trafficking organization in the metropolitan area with the seizure of nearly 14 pounds of heroin with a wholesale value of $650,000.

CBS Seattle–03/26/2015

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Local Man Freed From Nicaraguan Jail Now Back with Family

The thought of his wife and 5-year-old son born with Down syndrome is what helped Jason Puracal endure two years in a crowded, bug-infested Nicaraguan prison serving a drug sentence that was later withdrawn when he won an appeal.

09/17/2012

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WA Drug Raids Yield More Than 40 Arrests in Two Days

The U.S. attorney’s office in Seattle says more than 40 people have been arrested in Western Washington and elsewhere in two drug trafficking investigations.

03/30/2012

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WA Lawmakers Want DEA To Reclassify Marijuana

More than three dozen Washington state lawmakers are asking the federal government to reclassify marijuana so it can be prescribed by doctors.

01/30/2012

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Seattle Officer Who Had Been Arrested Found Shot on Local Trail

A Seattle police officer who had been arrested in a drug case and released from jail early Thursday is apparently the same man found shot hours later on a trail near North Bend.

01/05/2012