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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Sheriff's Office cracks down on drugs offenders

CDC report shows alarming statistics for Washington


August 31, 2023

COLFAX –– New statistics from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention show Washington’s fatal drug-overdose situation to have grown exponentially since previous years. This is the third time that the CDC has issued a report showing Washington State to have the highest percentage increase in deaths and crimes than any other state.

Defense attorneys Criminal Defense analyzed data from the United States Sentencing Commission for the fiscal year 2022 to determine the categories of crimes for which each state receives the most sentences.

The categories of crime that h...

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