A multi-agency law enforcement investigation has resulted in the seizure of more than 100 pounds of illegal narcotics and the arrest of multiple suspects.
The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office was involved in the bust which included the discovery of approximately 161,000 fentanyl-laced pills (including Mexi-blues and rainbow-colored pills), and 80 pounds of methamphetamine, as well as six pounds of
Law enforcement agencies and first responders are bracing for the inevitable arrival of a powerful new illicit drug in North Central Washington.
Tranq (as in tranquilizer) is already wreaking a deadly havoc among drug users in East Coast cities like Philadelphia, where it is now responsible for over 25% of the city's overdose deaths...
Call volumes are up...way up at Ballard Ambulance in Wenatchee.
Co-owner Shawn Ballard says the increase in demand for emergency service at the company skyrocketed in 2022.
"We had almost right at a thousand more calls than we did in 2021...