Drugs Section

PHOTO: US Bank Presents $5,000 Check to Navos ‘Drug-Free Youth Coalition’

PHOTO: US Bank Presents $5,000 Check to Navos ‘Drug-Free Youth Coalition’

On the left above is John Hannahs, Branch Manager for US Bank in White Center; on the right is Dusty Bailey, US Bank Downtown Seattle District Manager, presenting one of those really cool over-sized checks... [Read more]

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Sunday, March 24

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Sunday, March 24

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night on Sunday, March 24 starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. SAMA... [Read more]

Family Releases Information About Murdered Grandparents, Suspect

Family Releases Information About Murdered Grandparents, Suspect

On Wednesday afternoon, the King County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement from the family of Bob and Norma Taylor – the couple that was murdered in Renton last weekend (read our... [Read more]

Police Recover Over $10,000 Cash, Heroin in Recent Burien and SeaTac Busts

Police Recover Over $10,000 Cash, Heroin in Recent Burien and SeaTac Busts

Deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office, along with the SeaTac and Burien Police Departments recovered over $10,000 in cash, along with seven ounces of heroin during search warrants served last... [Read more]

Guns, Stolen Goods and ‘Robbery Kits’ Recovered During Nearby Search

Guns, Stolen Goods and ‘Robbery Kits’ Recovered During Nearby Search

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday (Feb. 21) that it has arrested one person and plans to arrest another after they tried to sell stolen goods on Craigslist. “$22,000 worth... [Read more]

Burien Police Officer’s DUI Stop Nets Drugs, Cash and Suspected Drug Dealer

Burien Police Officer’s DUI Stop Nets Drugs, Cash and Suspected Drug Dealer

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that early Monday morning (Feb. 11) just after 1 a.m., an alert Burien Police Officer stopped a erratically-driven SUV, conducted an investigation, arrested... [Read more]

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Burien Library

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Burien Library

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night on Wednesday, Jan. 30 starting at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. SAMA... [Read more]

Next ‘DUI Joe Show’ will Feature Interview with Ex-Addict Cindy Brown

Next ‘DUI Joe Show’ will Feature Interview with Ex-Addict Cindy Brown

A brand new DUI Joe Show will air on our sister site SoKing Internet Radio this Thursday, Jan. 17, with special guest Cindy Brown, who discusses her struggles living with alcoholism and drugs. “Cindy... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: More Details Released on Family-Run Drug Ring Bust in Area

FOLLOWUP: More Details Released on Family-Run Drug Ring Bust in Area

An 8-month investigation conducted by the King County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the seizure of narcotics, guns, money and the arrest of eight people – seven of whom were family members – for... [Read more]

Police Raid Family-Run Drug Ring in Burien, White Center, Fed. Way & Renton

Police Raid Family-Run Drug Ring in Burien, White Center, Fed. Way & Renton

Tuesday morning (Dec. 18), King County Sheriff’s detectives conducted a raid on a family-run narcotics ring at residences in Burien, White Center, Federal Way and Renton. One warrant was served on... [Read more]

Burien Woman Sentenced to Five Years for Drug Distribution Conspiracy

Burien Woman Sentenced to Five Years for Drug Distribution Conspiracy

Photo of Svetlana Angel Yim from her Facebook page. Svetlana Angel Yim, 30, of Burien, was sentenced Thursday, Dec. 6 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison and five years of supervised... [Read more]

Burien Narcotics Bust Nets Oxycodon, Ecstasy, Pot Worth Over $54,000

Burien Narcotics Bust Nets Oxycodon, Ecstasy, Pot Worth Over $54,000

Click image to see larger version. Detectives served a narcotics search warrant on a house in the 1000 block of SW 130 Street in Burien (map below) on Saturday, Nov. 17 around 9:45 p.m., resulting in a... [Read more]

Man Busted During ‘Operation Center of Attention’ Sentenced to 15 Years

Man Busted During ‘Operation Center of Attention’ Sentenced to 15 Years

Some of the guns and drugs confiscated during ‘Operation Center of Attention’ in White Center in 2011. Photo by Scott Schaefer. A 31-year-old man busted during last year’s ‘Operation... [Read more]

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday, Oct. 25 at Burien Library

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday, Oct. 25 at Burien Library

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night on Thursday, Oct. 25 starting at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. SAMA... [Read more]

Navos’ Coalition for Drug-Free Youth Meeting Set for Wednesday, Oct. 17

Navos’ Coalition for Drug-Free Youth Meeting Set for Wednesday, Oct. 17

Navos‘ first Coalition for Drug-Free Youth members meeting is set for Wednesday, Oct. 17 from Noon – 1 p.m. at the YWCA Learning Center, located at 9720 8th Ave SW in White Center. “As part of... [Read more]

Got Drugs? DEA National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day Coming Sept. 29

Got Drugs? DEA National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day Coming Sept. 29

The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and participating local law enforcement are coordinating a nationwide drug “take back” day at the SeaTac City Hall on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to... [Read more]

Navos Mental Health Solutions Gets Grant, Names New Coalition Coordinator

Navos Mental Health Solutions Gets Grant, Names New Coalition Coordinator

Navos Mental Health Solutions announced Friday (July 27) that it received a King County grant to create a community-based coalition for drug free youth in the Burien/White Center communities and has appointed... [Read more]

Feds Raid White Center Medical Marijuana Business; Statements Released

Feds Raid White Center Medical Marijuana Business; Statements Released

On Tuesday (Nov. 15), Federal Agents raided the GAME Collective Lounge, a medical marijuana outlet located on 16th Ave SW in White Center. This was part of a coordinated effort throughout western Washington,... [Read more]

53 Arrested, 68 Guns, Meth & Heroin Seized In 3-Month Police Operation

53 Arrested, 68 Guns, Meth & Heroin Seized In 3-Month Police Operation

BREAKING: A three-month operation involving federal, state and local law enforcement officers – “Center of Attention” – has resulted in the arrests of 53 violent repeat offenders in White Center... [Read more]

Burien Man Convicted 36 Years Ago Pardoned By President Obama Friday

Burien Man Convicted 36 Years Ago Pardoned By President Obama Friday

Randy Eugene Dyer, 63, of Burien, was pardoned by President Obama Friday (May 20th) for charges dating back to 1975 of ‘conspiracy to import marijuana,’ and ‘conspiracy to remove baggage... [Read more]

Major Highline-Area Shoplifting Ring Busted By Joint Local Police Task Force

Major Highline-Area Shoplifting Ring Busted By Joint Local Police Task Force

by Ralph Nichols Kingpins and operatives in a major shoplifting ring responsible for stealing millions of dollars in merchandise from Burien, Normandy Park and White Center stores have been taken off the... [Read more]

Former Area Nurse Busted For ‘Diverting Drugs For Personal Use’

Former Area Nurse Busted For ‘Diverting Drugs For Personal Use’

Washington State health officials announced Wednesday (May 4th) that they have immediately suspended the license of registered nurse Gordon McSherry, who worked at Regional Hospital in Tukwila, on charges... [Read more]

‘Alice In Chains’ Bass Player Mike Starr Had Burien Roots

‘Alice In Chains’ Bass Player Mike Starr Had Burien Roots

On Tuesday (March 8), former ‘Alice In Chains’ bass player Mike Starr, 44, was found dead in his Salt Lake City home. Starr, who graduated from Burien’s Highline High School in 1984,... [Read more]