Tagged with 'drugs'

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

By Jack Mayne The Council passed unanimously, 5 to 0 with two excused absences, a motion rejecting any possibility of a safe injection site in Des Moines at Thursday night’s meeting (Aug. 24). City... [Read more]

Battlefield Addiction holding Open House on Thursday, Aug. 31

Battlefield Addiction holding Open House on Thursday, Aug. 31

Battlefield Addiction will be holding an Open House on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.: This will be a fun night of food, hanging out and learning more about these organizations and the faces behind... [Read more]

Open House for Big Change Recovery Battlefield Addiction will be Aug. 31

Open House for Big Change Recovery Battlefield Addiction will be Aug. 31

OPEN HOUSE—BIG CHANGE RECOVERY BATTLEFIELD ADDICTION 26857 16TH AVE, DES MOINES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 4:30-7:30 P.M. INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY Park across the street behind the old Ace hardware,... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I Hate Heroin

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I Hate Heroin

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] I Hate Heroin. You go to bed thinking... [Read more]

Valley Cities Drug Rehab facility put on hold until end of the year

Valley Cities Drug Rehab facility put on hold until end of the year

by Jack Mayne The City of Des Moines will do nothing more on the proposed Woodmont area drug and substance rehabilitation facility until at least 2016, giving Valley Cities time to find another location... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Drug Disposal & Shred Event at Saturday’s Farmers Market

Des Moines Police Drug Disposal & Shred Event at Saturday’s Farmers Market

The Des Moines Police Department has again partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and will be hosting a National Take-Back Initiative collection site this Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Des... [Read more]

Large mental health facility approved for Woodmont area; plus, take our Poll

Large mental health facility approved for Woodmont area; plus, take our Poll

Artist renderings courtesy Valley Cities Mental Health. by Jack Mayne A 20,000 square foot mental health and medical facility along Pacific Highway in far southeast Des Moines has been approved despite... [Read more]

Des Moines Police bust marijuana grow operation in abandoned house Monday

Des Moines Police bust marijuana grow operation in abandoned house Monday

The Des Moines Police Department busted a marijuana grow operation in an apparently abandoned house near S. 223rd and 19th Ave S. on Monday, Feb. 16. “Our officers were dispatched to a ‘suspicious... [Read more]

Police arrest five, seize drugs, money & gun in Des Moines

Police arrest five, seize drugs, money & gun in Des Moines

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that early Tuesday morning (Sept. 2), a tactical team from multiple jurisdictions – including the King County Sheriff’s Office – conducted a search... [Read more]

Got Drugs? National Drug Takeback Day is this Saturday in Des Moines

Got Drugs? National Drug Takeback Day is this Saturday in Des Moines

The Des Moines Police, working with the DEA, will be holding its “Drug Takeback Day” Medication Disposal this Saturday, April 26 at the following locations: Bartell Drugs Parking Lot 9am—1pm 21615... [Read more]

Drug ring bust in Des Moines, Kent nets Police 1/4 kilo of cocaine, cash

Drug ring bust in Des Moines, Kent nets Police 1/4 kilo of cocaine, cash

Search Warrants served last Thursday (April 25) at two houses in Des Moines and Kent netted police 1/4 Kilo of cocaine and over $6,000 in cash. Detectives and TAC-30 from the King County Sheriff’s Office,... [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]