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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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Heroin dealer sentenced to 11 years in prison

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A convicted heroin dealer will spend more than a decade in prison. A federal judge sentenced Arthur Curtis King, 51, of Wilmington to 11 years behind bars. Full story...
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Operation Spring Brake racks up charges

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office teamed up with other law enforcement for Operation Spring Brake on Friday and Saturday. Full story...
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Another drug bust for Wilmington Police Department

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It's another drug bust for the Wilmington Police Department. After receiving some complaints from neighbors, a member of the Wilmington Police Narcotics Unit checked in on Friday. A detective knocked on the door of 226 Davie Drive and then entered the residence upon receiving consent to search. Full story...
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Wilmington couple gets federal prison sentence

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A Wilmington couple will spend years behind bars on federal drug and firearms charges. A federal judge sentenced Maurice Lott to more than eight years and Jessica Lott to more than two years after they pleaded guilty in January. Full story...
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Troopers find hundreds of violations during Azalea Festival weekend sting

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Azalea Festival weekend was a busy one for state troopers, who found more than 560 violations during Operation Bearclaw in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. Full story...
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ALE busts hundreds during Azalea Festival

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Alcohol Law Enforcement arrested or cited 261 people during the Azalea Festival over the weekend. Agents filed a total of 308 charges. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Police looking for suspects in LSD, mushroom bust

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Carolina Beach Police are looking for two men wanted after officers busted a drug house. Saturday police responded to 210 Raleigh Ave. Full story...
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Law enforcement warns about synthetic drug "Pump-It"

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Law enforcement is warning of another synthetic drug on the streets of Wilmington. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the Wilmington Police Department joint Downtown Task Force encountered Pump-It this weekend. Full story...
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WPD arrests 8 from NJ for heroin ring

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For the second time in a week Wilmington Police say they've taken a load of heroin off the streets. Police arrested eight people from New Jersey after uncovering a large heroin trafficking ring here in the Port City. Full story...
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Ex-NASCAR driver Mayfield faces home foreclosure

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Former race car driver Jeremy Mayfield may lose his home and land through foreclosure in addition to criminal drug and theft charges. Full story...
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WPD makes bust, but heroin big problem in Port City

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video Wilmington Police say $150,000 of heroin never made it to the Port City's streets. Investigators say this latest drug bust has made a huge dent in the local drug trade. The 7,500 bags of heroin came in from out of state to be delivered to our city's streets. Full story...
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SBI: Grooms was drunk, on mephedrone at time of crash

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video Testimony today focused on test results in the trial of a man accused of hitting and killing two cyclists last year on River Road. Thomas Grooms faces two charges of second degree murder in the deaths of Trey and David Doolittle. Full story...
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