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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon is changing up the leadership in his Vice and Narcotics Division. The move comes in the wake of the firing of Lt. Joey LeBlanc amid a SBI investigation reportedly about how he handled drugs.

The Sheriff’s Office says Patrol Division Commander Captain D. Taft will be the new Vice and Narcotics Division Commander. Taft is a 23-year decorated veteran of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Professional Standards Lieutenant C. Wilson, a 16-year decorated veteran of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office will become the Assistant Division Commander for Vice and Narcotics.

Det. Sgt. T. Greger has been promoted to Lieutenant in Vice and Narcotics. Detective M. Sorg will leave the NHSO ATF Task Force and is promoted to sergeant in Vice and Narcotics. Lt. J. Hart is transferred from the Vice and Narcotics to Professional Standards.

The District Attorney’s Office has dismissed eight pending drug cases because of LeBlanc’s involvement in them.

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  • 27 yr Veteran

    Ed what are you thinking?

    Who told you to promote these guys?
    A couple are Ok, but there are a few that shocked us all!
    Please, please listen to people that know these guys past, because the past shows up in the future!

    You kept a guy in Vice as ADC that went to Drug Rehab! Who said keep him there?


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