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Felon pleads guilty to drug charges, despite fmr. deputy's involvement
Submitted by Elizabeth Bynum on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:32pm.

videoA habitual felon pleads guilty in connection to a drug investigation handled by a former deputy found guilty of several crimes himself.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Convicted former deputy back in court for drug case he investigated
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:53am.

A former New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy who pleaded guilty to dozen of drug crimes earlier this year is heading back to court this morning. But this time it's because of his old job.

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Former New Hanover deputy pleads guilty to drug charges
Submitted by Elizabeth Bynum on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:16am.

videoThe former lieutenant with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office pleaded guilty to drug charges Monday.

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FIRST ON 3 INVESTIGATION: Court documents outline former deputy's addiction to Oxycodone
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:55pm.

videoCourt documents we obtained today show that former New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy Joseph Antoine LeBlanc started visiting the CVS Pharmacy on College Rd. and 17th St. with what may have been forged requests for drugs starting in November 2012. During this time, Lt. LeBlanc was second in command of the Vice and Narcotics Division.

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Sheriff McMahon releases statement regarding firing of former deputy LeBlanc
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:27pm.

Responding to a request for an interview to discuss the multiple grand jury indictments against former deputy Joseph LeBlanc, Sheriff Ed McMahon declined to go on camera but released this statement...

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UPDATE: Grand jury indicts former New Hanover County deputy
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:43pm.

videoA former New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputy is in jail under a $500,000 bond after a grand jury indicted him Monday. Jurors reviewed the results from an investigation conducted by N.C. State Bureau of Investigation regarding the misconduct of Lt. Joey LeBlanc.

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UPDATE: DA will get SBI probe of WPD
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 9:02am.

videoNew Hanover County District Attorney should soon get the results of a SBI investigation into the Wilmington Police Department and the way officers handled of a botched prostitution sting last year.

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Sheriff shakes up Vice and Narcotics leadership
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 4:06pm.

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.

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Drug cases dismissed after probe into former officer
Submitted by on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 4:01pm.

As a result of an investigation into former New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics lieutenant Joey LeBlanc, the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office dismissed drug cases handled by LeBlanc against eight people.

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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. lieutenant fired amid SBI drug investigation
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:36pm.

videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has fired Lt. Joesph A. Leblanc, who was serving as the Assistant Division Commander in the Vice and Narcotics Division.

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