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Drugs

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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Patients of disgraced doctor have month to pick up medical records

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Patients of a Wilmington doctor who pleaded guilty last week to illegally prescribing narcotics and attempting to traffic opium have a short window to get back their medical records. Full story...
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Operation Medicine Drop offers chance to safely dispose of old prescriptions

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Check your medicine cabinet or that drawer in your bathroom, and you'll probably find bottle of expired prescription medicine. If so, you have a chance to safely get rid of it this week. Full story...
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Naked man chases cars in Wilmington neighborhood

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video Naked and on the run. That's what folks on Forest Hills Drive saw when a man sprinted down the road with no clothes on chasing cars. "It's not something that happens in the neighborhood very often," witness Bill Poteat said. "Certainly we've never seen that before." Full story...
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Brunswick detectives seize $17k worth of heroin

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videoBrunswick County detectives say they've taken thousands of dollars in heroin off the street. Detectives arrested four people from South Carolina Thursday with an estimated $17,000 worth of heroin in their vehicle. Full story...
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Brunswick drug arrests

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The Brunswick County narcotics unit arrested several people over the past week. Full story...
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Former top MLB pick Taylor faces drug charges

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Brien Taylor was once paid more than $1 million by the New York Yankees, but it was the cash that cops paid him that landed him behind bars. Full story...
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New law aims at keeping prescription drugs off the streets

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video Prescription drugs have become a threat. That's the message from law enforcement officers today. They came together to talk about a new law that could affect your next trip to the pharmacy. Full story...
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Meth lab busts reach record high in NC

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North Carolina law enforcement officials say an easier way to produce the drug methamphetamine has prompted a record number of meth lab busts across the state. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Deputies bust alleged weed dealer

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A Wilmington man is in jail after investigators say they found drugs in his home. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Kure Beach Commissioner gets probation on drug charge

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According to the Clerk of Court, Barry Nelder will be on supervised probation for the next 12 months. He must also pay a $100 fine and do community service. Full story...
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Cooper hails new NC law tracking meth ingredients

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says a new law that tracks the main ingredient used to make the drug methamphetamine is already producing impressive results. Full story...
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Wilmington couple pleads guilty to federal charges

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The US Department of Justice says Maurice and Jessica Lott received a suspicious package that was mailed from Washington state to Wilmington last March. The couple picked up the package containing marijuana, ecstasy and oxycodone from the post office. Full story...
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