DEA Drug Bust Update: Trial Date Set For First Group Of Defendan - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

DEA Drug Bust Update: Trial Date Set For First Group Of Defendants

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. - A Federal judge set a December 2nd, 2013 court date for nearly two dozen of the 62 defendants in an alleged prescription drug ring that operated between Spokane and Los Angeles, California.
 
Most of the 22 defendants appeared in a pre trial conference Thursday, while others were represented over the phone by their attorneys.
 
Spokane business owner Sally Guthrie is included in this group. She is the principal owner of Flamin' Joes' in Spokane and Spokane Valley. She is charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
 
Most of the court documents in this "massive" case remain sealed. In court Thursday prosecutors say they have, "Hundreds of thousands of pieces of evidence," including surveillance photos and videos, several controlled drug buys, police reports, social media photos and record of 20,000 phone calls submitted as evidence from August 2012 to December 2012.
 
DEA agents previously told KHQ that this was more than a six month investigation. Court documents suggest it had been going on for several years. Federal prosecutors say they are in the process of distributing the evidence and court documents to defense teams.
 
Some of the 62 defendants are in custody while others facing more minor charges are not in jail. At least 22 of the suspects will be tried in Spokane.
 
For previous coverage of this story, please CLICK HERE
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' at Mount Sinai in New York

    UPDATE: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' at Mount Sinai in New York

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:45:02 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Comedian Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, according to police and hospital officials who say she was rushed there from a doctor's office after going into cardiac arrest.Rivers' daughter later issued a statement about her mother's condition.More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - Comedian Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, according to police and hospital officials who say she was rushed there from a doctor's office after going into cardiac arrest.Rivers' daughter later issued a statement about her mother's condition.
    More >>
  • PRIEST LAKE AUCTION: Most families retain lots that were in their family for generations

    PRIEST LAKE AUCTION: Most families retain lots that were in their family for generations

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:28:42 GMT
    PRIEST LAKE, Idaho- The Idaho Department of Lands earned nearly $27 million for Idaho's public school system in the Thursday auction of 59 lakefront lots. 58 of the 59 lots sold went to the original land owners. INSIDE: List of auctioned lots and winning bidsMore >>
    PRIEST LAKE, Idaho- The Idaho Department of Lands earned nearly $27 million for Idaho's public school system in the Thursday auction of 59 lakefront lots. 58 of the 59 lots sold went to the original land owners. INSIDE: List of auctioned lots and winning bidsMore >>
  • UPDATE: Dog shot & killed by Spokane Valley deputy

    UPDATE: Dog shot & killed by Spokane Valley deputy

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:47:57 GMT
    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane County deputy shot and killed a dog Wednesday afternoon in Spokane Valley after he said the dog attacked him.More >>
    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane County deputy shot and killed a dog Wednesday afternoon in Spokane Valley after he said the dog attacked him. The Sheriff's Office told KHQ the deputy was trying to return property to the home near Sprague and Henry.  INSIDE>>>|RAW INTERVIEW from the dog's owner|More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.