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Four arrested, baby in protective custody after drug deal goes bad

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A man who says he was the victim of a crime wound up in jail over the weekend along with the people he said tried to rob him. The arrests also left a baby in protective care. Full story...
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4 arrested after calling NC deputy for drugs

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Four people have been arrested after they called the wrong man about drug purchases. The man was a Rowan County sheriff's deputy. Full story...
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Feds: Southport woman ran $3M pot ring in upstate NY

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video Federal authorities have charged a North Carolina woman with sending an estimated $3 million in marijuana from Canada's West Coast to a truck stop in upstate New York. Full story...
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Teen Mom Jenelle Evans arrested again

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Teen Mom Jenelle Evans didn't stay out of trouble for long. She was arrested Sunday on drug and assault charges. Full story...
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State laws working to keep down synthetic drug use

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video First it was "Spice." Then it was bath salts. Now some folks are using what is advertised as a lady bug attractant to get high. But how easy is it to get your hands on the new synthetic drug "Amped" here in the Cape Fear? Full story...
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Brunswick deputies bust alleged meth lab

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Another methamphetamine lab bust in Brunswick County. The Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit received information last week that a meth lab was being operated in Supply. Full story...
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Woman charged with smuggling drugs into jail

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Investigators say a Bladen County woman tried to smuggle drugs in the county jail, but landed herself behind bars instead. Deputies arrested Anicet Delgado Ibarra, 20, of Elizabethtown yesterday and charged her with possession of a controlled substance in jail. Full story...
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Mexican cartels using small NC towns to traffic drugs

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videoWilmington certainly fits the bill for a cartel sub-hub. It has the obligatory major thoroughfare, I-40, which runs all the way to Barstow, CA, 2,500 miles away. Wilmington's Latinos constitute only around 6 percent of the city's population, but outlying counties like Cumberland, Sampson and Duplin have watched their Latino numbers skyrocket in the past two decades. Employment -- construction in the city and farming in the counties -- is the big draw. Full story...
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Optometrist, husband arrested after B&E report uncovers alleged pot grow house

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A Wilmington optometrist and her husband face several drug charges after police say they found a a marijuana "grow" operation in the couple's basement. Full story...
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Former UNCW basketball player arrested on drug charges

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A former UNCW basketball player has been arrested on drug charges. New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested Donte Morales after they say he sold marijuana at a Wilmington apartment complex last night. Full story...
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Woman arrested after allegedly trying to eat drugs, man arrested on outstanding warrants

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The arrest of a man on several warrants landed a woman in jail after police say she tried to eat heroin. Full story...
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Wilmington man sentenced to 12+ years for heroin dealing

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A Wilmington man has been sentenced to more than 12 years behind bars after pleading guilty to drug charges. A federal judge sentenced Donald Ray Boston, 39, to 151 months in prison followed by three years supervised release. Full story...
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Oak Island business owner sentenced for drug trafficking

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An Oak Island business owner will spend more than two years behind bars after being convicted of drug trafficking. Charles Overman owner of Overman Electric, Inc., received a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 months in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking more than 25 pounds of marijuana. Full story...
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Deputies arrest two after motel room drug bust

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Two men are in jail charged with several drug crimes after New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies searched a Wilmington hotel room. Full story...
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Fair Bluff police chief, town clerk fired amid drug scandal

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video Fair Bluff's police chief is out of jail and out of a job. Town leaders held an emergency meeting last night to fire the Chief Marty Lewis and another town employee after both were indicted on drug charges. Mayor Randy Britt says these moves were necessary amid the scandal. Full story...
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