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New law to keep drug dealers farther from kids

WILMINGTON -- A new law will soon take effect to keep drug dealers farther away from our kids. Sen. Julia Boseman helped propose legislation that will expand safe zones around schools and parks from three hundred feet to one thousand feet. That means if you sell drugs within those areas, you can be charged with a class-E felony. New Hanover County School Board member Dorothy Deshields asked Boseman to push for the new law because areas of downtown Wilmington near schools were not covered as safe zones. The new law takes effect in December.

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