Drugs Section

Burien man pleads ‘Guilty’ to maintaining drug/prostitution-related motels

Burien man pleads ‘Guilty’ to maintaining drug/prostitution-related motels

A Burien man entered a guilty plea in the case involving the seizure of three Tukwila, Washington motels that were operated as havens for drug dealing and sex crimes, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan... [Read more]

Sheriff John Urquhart to Feds: ‘The War on Drugs has been a failure’

Sheriff John Urquhart to Feds: ‘The War on Drugs has been a failure’

King County Sheriff John Urquhart spoke in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday (Sept. 10) about marijuana, stating that “the War on Drugs has been a failure” and urging feds... [Read more]

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Sunday, Sept. 22

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Sunday, Sept. 22

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night on Sunday, Sept. 22 starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. SAMA... [Read more]

State rules Burien can have one Marijuana Store; POLL: where should it go?

State rules Burien can have one Marijuana Store; POLL: where should it go?

The State of Washington announced Wednesday (Sept. 4) that the City of Burien will be eligible to host one Marijuana Store, similar to what other cities of its size will be allowed: These stores – which... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien City Council gives unanimous OK to Marijuana regulations

FOLLOWUP: Burien City Council gives unanimous OK to Marijuana regulations

Excerpt of the Agenda Bill for Resolution 586. Click image to download full PDF. by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members gave unanimous approval Monday night (Aug. 19) to interim zoning regulations... [Read more]

Burien Police assist in Des Moines, Kent drug bust

Burien Police assist in Des Moines, Kent drug bust

Burien Police assisted in a drug bust last Thursday (April 25) at homes in Des Moines and Kent that netted police 1/4 Kilo of cocaine and over $6,000 in cash. Detectives and TAC-30 from the King County... [Read more]

Got Drugs? National Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, April 27

Got Drugs? National Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, April 27

It’s the sixth National Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. King County residents can dispose of unwanted and expired medicines anonymously and at no cost at... [Read more]

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]