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Drugs

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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FDA warns of pill mix-up with Endo painkillers

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The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients about a potential mix-up between powerful prescription pain drugs and common over-the-counter medications like Excedrin and Gas-X made at a Novartis manufacturing plant. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies arrest alleged heroin trafficker

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office's Vice and Narcotics unit wrapped up a three-week investigation yesterday that netted more than 300 bags of heroin, large amounts of packaging material and paraphernalia. Full story...
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UPDATE: Suspect wanted by FBI Task Force faces numerous charges

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Donald-Ray Edtuan Davis faces several charges, including maintain vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substances, possess drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine and manufacture cocaine. He is in jail under a $513,000 secured bond. Full story...
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