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BCSO targets drug offenders in Operation Summer Heat

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office set out early this morning on Operation Summer Heat with a list of 54 names. Full story...
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DA: Gangs connect to traffic heroin in Wilmington

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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. Full story...
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Deputies bust Bladenboro meth lab, arrest three on drug charges

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Deputies busted a meth lab in Bladenboro yesterday, landing three people behind bars in connection to the drug operation, with additional arrests expected. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Car chase leads to crash, suspects still sought

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videoA car chase involving a suspected drug dealer led to a traffic crash on a busy Wilmington highway. Full story...
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Honeymooning drug suspects wanted for sex assault in NY

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videoA couple who had their honeymoon cut short after Leland Police say they found them with drugs and cash in their car face more charges back home. Full story...
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Senior citizen charged for drugs at Carolina Beach

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A senior citizen faces drug charges after a bust last night in Carolina Beach. The police department's Vice Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at the home of John R. Lunsford, 69, in the 1400 block of Snapper Lane. Full story...
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Supply man charged in Brunswick County's largest heroin bust

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A Supply man is in jail after deputies say they made the biggest heroin bust in Brunswick County's history. Deputies say they found 8,000 bindles of heroin in a car Kevin Jermaine Hankins was driving. Full story...
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Couple charged with drugs, child abuse after three-month investigation

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a three-month heroin investigation by its Vice/Narcotics Unit ended with two people in jail on drug and child abuse charges. Full story...
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Yearlong investigation leads to five suspects arrested

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Wilmington Police say a yearlong drug investigation involving multiple agencies has led to five arrests. Investigators says they arrested the suspects after residents in the neighborhood made numerous complaints about suspicious activity at 2345 Louisiana Ave. Full story...
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Crack dealer convicted as habitual felon again

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A Shallotte man is heading back to prison after being convicted again for being a habitual felon. Full story...
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UPDATE: Brian Berger back in New Hanover County to face probation violations

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is back in Wilmington and being held in the New Hanover County Jail under $300,000 bond. He is due in court Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Brian Berger arrested in Avery County

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is in trouble with the law again. Full story...
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Owner of raided building denies nightclub allegations

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videoInvestigators say a building raided by five agencies this weekend is a "makeshift nightclub," but the owner says the building is just a place for friends and family to gather. Full story...
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Police: Man with kids in car charged after crack thrown from windows

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videoA man is in the New Hanover County Jail charged with multiple crimes after police say he threw crack cocaine out of his car while trying to avoid police all with two kids in the car. Full story...
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30+ guns confiscated after Bladenboro backyard nightclub raid

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Investigator James Daniels of the Bladenboro Police Department says more than 30 guns, including an assault rifle, were confiscated before the night was over during a raid at a backyard nightclub on Butler Mill Road. Full story...
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