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Deputies bust stores for selling counterfeit goods

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New Hanover County deputies have uncovered a number of stores around the area selling counterfeit goods. Four stores have been busted so far. Authorities say they were selling everything from phony Nikes to boot leg CD's and DVD's. Investigators say the Mount Olive Deli and Supermarket on the corner of 6th and Chestnut Streets in downtown Wilmington was selling fake Nikes for about $50 TO $70 a pair, and it's been going on for at least the past two months. An anonymous tip lead investigators to the store and several others. The U.S. Postal Service along with the Wilmington Police Department and the trademark investigating company Blazer helped with the sting. Three other establishments raided include Devons Grocery on Meares Street, The Expressway on Carolina Beach Road, and Motown Grocery on South 15th Street. The sheriff's department estimates the total value of the confiscated counterfeit items at about $73,000. There haven't been any arrests yet, but deputies anticipate some soon.

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