Gangs
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Two Brunswick County men facing numerous drug charges
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:22pm.

A validated gang member is behind bars after he and another man were arrested on drug charges.

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'Gang kingpin,' 8 others busted for drugs, weapons
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:10pm.

videoAfter a month-long investigation, deputies said they busted a man they called a gang kingpin, in addition to several others, on drug and stolen gun charges.

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16-year-old shot and killed, police looking for 5 suspects
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:59pm.

videoPolice in Chadbourn say they are trying to identify five men they believe were involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old from Clarkton.

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DA: Gangs connect to traffic heroin in Wilmington
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:27pm.

Investigators said they found out the United Blood Nation gang from New Jersey had connected with Wilmington members. Investigators watched the suspects and then bought heroin from them at the Days Inn Motel on Market Street. That's how investigators were able to get a warrant to search the rooms the suspects had rented. There they found 2,718 glassine bags of heroin and arrested eight suspects for several drug felonies.

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Wilmington man pleads guilty to 2nd degree murder
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:43pm.

video22 year-old Terrell Robinson appeared in court today for the gang-related shooting of a young man in 2012. Robinson plead guilty to a 2nd degree murder charge. Now, family friends that were at the murder are speaking out against gang violence.

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NHSO, WPD to move gang, housing, downtown units under same roof
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:58pm.

videoA new initiative is joining some forces of the New Hanover County Sheriff's office and the Wilmington Police Department under one roof. They are transforming the former "Shaw Speaks" building downtown into a "law enforcement fusion" building.

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Investigation leads to validated gang member's arrest
Submitted by Ashley Cimino on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:53pm.

videoAfter a month-long investigation, Wilmington Police arrested a validated gang member after tracking him via his electronic monitoring device and searching three Wilmington homes.

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Suspect claims innocence, denies gang ties
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:59pm.

videoPolice say a validated gang member shot at a couple weeks ago is charged with a stabbing. They also say they are searching for two of his brothers in connection with the crime. Today we sat down with the suspect in jail to figure out what is going on with another string of violence police say is gang-related.

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Community gang forums end, but what’s next?
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:20pm.

video After a summer of violence Wilmington City Leaders decided a community effort was needed to try and end gang violence, but after six meetings in four months some are asking when we are going to start seeing results.

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Funds approved for WPD's Gang Investigative Unit
Submitted by Ashley Cimino on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:50pm.

videoThe Wilmington City Council approved funds for the Wilmington Police Department at Tuesday evening's meeting.

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