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High school football star busted on drug charges

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A high school football star has been busted on drug charges. Omar Carr of Wallace-Rose Hill was arrested Monday after turning himself into the magistrate's office in Kenansville.

The two-time defending state 1-A champ Bulldogs may be without their star running back this season. Carr is a rising senior who rushed for nearly 2,000 yards last year and more than 20 touchdowns.

According to the Wallace Police Department Carr is charged with six felony counts. These include drug trafficking, conspiracy to sell and deliver and possession with intent to sell.

"This particular one wasn't being investigated too lengthy of a time, but it stemmed from a good, textbook, controlled buy in which the defendant was actually involved in," Capt. Trey Giddeons said.

Wallace Rose-Hill coach Joey Price had no comment about Carr's arrest, but we did get hold of principal M.D. Guthrie, who said he was disappointed it happened and the school will deal with the issue using standard guidelines.

Carr was already named the class 1-A preseason player of the year earlier this summer.

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