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Marijuana

Cops responding to shots fired find pot plants

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videoA ShotSpotter alert turns out to be a pot spotter for Wilmington Police. Officers responded to the alert just after 10 p.m. to 814 S. 8th St. Full story...
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NC Senate committee clears medical hemp oil bill

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A bill that legalizes medicinal oil for epileptic patients made from a marijuana plant has received unanimous approval from a North Carolina Senate committee. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with growing marijuana and mushrooms

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A Wilmington man is facing several charges after a late night drug bust by Wilmington Police uncovered a house filled with marijuana and Psilocybin, also known as mushrooms. Full story...
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Several drug-related arrests in Brunswick County

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit was busy over the past week making several drug-related arrests. Several people face several charges to do with heroin, marijuana and meth. Full story...
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Four teens charged for having drugs at school

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office says four teen have been charged for having drugs on campus. According to a news release, Wednesday administrators and the school resource officer at Penderlea School got a tip there was marijuana at the school. Full story...
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BBQ joint? Restaurant owner faces drug charges

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Police in Gaston County say a barbecue restaurant was selling more than barbecue to some customers. The owner of Smokey's BBQ Restaurant was arrested earlier this week on a variety of marijuana-related charges. Full story...
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Locals split on recreational marijuana legalization

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video The state of Colorado has turned hash into cash and the success of recreational marijuana use is sparking a conversation locally on whether the Tar Heel state should dive into the budding industry. Full story...
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NC lawmakers not high on legalizing marijuana for tax money

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videoWhen most people think of pot, there is a negative connotation. But in Colorado, it's proving to be a cash crop. So could it help cash-strapped north carolina? Area politicians do not think it has bright future along Tobacco Road, or at least its recreational use. Full story...
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Tip from one county to another leads to drug bust

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videoPlans to distribute eleven pounds of marijuana went up in flames after a drug bust Thursday. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Darriel Scott of Tabor City. Full story...
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WBPD raises bridge to trap reckless driver

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videoFebruary’s in Wrightsville Beach are generally slow, but say one man quickly changed all of that with a joy-ride around the island. Full story...
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Man arrested for probation violation

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Koredresse Robert Tyson was stopped by probation officers on St. Andrews Drive for a probation violation. He was placed into custody. Full story...
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Deputies: Teen brings grandmother's marijuana to school

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Deputies said a grandmother was arrested because her teen granddaughter brought the suspect's marijuana to school. Full story...
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Columbus Co. man sentenced for gun and drug crimes

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videoA federal judge has sentenced a Columbus County man to nearly five years in prison on drug and gun charges. Jason Antwan Williams, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this year to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Full story...
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WPD makes three separate drugs busts; finds heroin, weed

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Wilmington Police say they had a busy night that ended with three men in jail for drug charges and heroin and marijuana off the streets. Full story...
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