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Joey LeBlanc

FIRST ON 3 INVESTIGATION: Court documents outline former deputy's addiction to Oxycodone

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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. Full story...
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Sheriff McMahon releases statement regarding firing of former deputy LeBlanc

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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... Full story...
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UPDATE: Grand jury indicts former New Hanover County deputy

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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. Full story...
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UPDATE: DA will get SBI probe of WPD

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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. Full story...
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Sheriff shakes up Vice and Narcotics leadership

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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. Full story...
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Drug cases dismissed after probe into former officer

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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. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. lieutenant fired amid SBI drug investigation

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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. Full story...
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