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Wilmington Police make "Black Magic" heroin bust

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Wilmington Police say they've found the people responsible for selling the deadly "Black Magic" heroin. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Three recent deaths attributed to heroin overdoses

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The Wilmington Police Department is investigating three fatal heroin overdoses since Friday, February 25, 2011. The substance is individually package in bindles labeled "Black Magic." We strongly advise anyone who comes in contact with this substance to contact your local law enforcement agency. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies score big heroin bust

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Vice and Narcotics Division says a bust last night took lots of drugs and some weapons off the street. Full story...
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Surf City Police bust alleged meth lab

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Surf City Police say they've arrested five people for running a meth lab. Full story...
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Fake pot bill passes NC Senate, now on to House

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The North Carolina Senate has unanimously approved a bill to outlaw small packets of herbal incense that pack the mind-altering effects of marijuana, but also carry health risks. Full story...
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Lejeune commander places two dozen businesses off limits

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The Base Commander at Camp Lejeune has placed businesses known to sell psychotropic drugs temporarily off limits. Full story...
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NC lawmakers discuss outlawing fake marijuana

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A North Carolina legislative panel is looking at whether to ban a legal chemical sold as incense that is designed to mimic the effects of marijuana. Full story...
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Wilmington man accused of running pot grow house

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A Wilmington man is in custody under $200,000 secure bond after WPD Vice-Narcotics investigators served search warrants at both of his addresses – the house where he had been living, and the address he maintained for the sole purpose of growing marijuana. Full story...
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SABLE flight finds fugitive

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Wilmington Police used their eye in the sky to catch a suspect. Full story...
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Drugs, alcohol factor in crash with school bus

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Investigators say drugs and alcohol were a factor in a crash involving a school bus this morning. Full story...
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Police make three arrests after finding 100 pot plants

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Three people are behind bars after police found nearly 100 marijuana plants at a Wilmington home. Full story...
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Woman accused of stealing prescription pads

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An employee at a medical clinic in Jacksonville has been accused of stealing prescription pads and writing fake drug orders. The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that 32-year-old Jennifer Francis Noell is accused of stealing the pads and forging them for oxycodone. Full story...
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Cops find 56 pounds of pot during traffic stop

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A traffic stop led Wilmington police to a big drug bust yesterday. After pulling over a car for routing violations, police found about 56 pounds of marijuana in plain view inside the car. Full story...
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UPDATE: Arrest warrants issued for partying paramedics in Brunswick County

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video Oak Island police issued two warrants Friday in the investigation of an August party at the home of a firefighter, where two people allegedly administered IVs to two other people - reports the State Port Pilot. Full story...
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Oak Island drug roundup leads to hundreds of charges

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videoAlmost 300 felony indictments. More than 50 misdemeanor charges. It took 21 months, but officers say Operation Ocean Storm blew away the drug industry on Oak Island. Full story...
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