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Wayne Co.'s mid-year meth site count passes 2010

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Wayne County officials say they have responded to more methamphetamine labs this year than in all of 2010. Full story...
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Wilmington crack dealer sentenced to 35 years

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A Wilmington crack dealer will spend decades behind bars. A federal judge sentenced Rushaun Necko Parker to 35 years in prison. Full story...
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NC close to requiring checking sale of cold meds

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North Carolina could soon require retailers to check cold sufferers against a national database if they want a remedy containing the key ingredient needed to make the illegal drug methamphetamine. Full story...
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Supreme Court: Career criminal won't get less prison time

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The Supreme Court says a career criminal cannot get his sentence reduced because of a change in drug-crime penalties in North Carolina. Full story...
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East Columbus student charged with bringing drugs to school

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video An East Columbus High School student took his chances on campus with drugs and now has to pay. Police reports say the student was found with marijuana at school. Full story...
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As synthetic drugs become illegal, 'relaxation brownies' still available

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video We told you last week about a drug craze that becomes illegal tomorrow. With a ban on bath salts and other synthetic drugs going into effect, many folks are looking for legal ways to get high, or in some cases low. Full story...
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Foresters warn NC hikers to watch for marijuana

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As summer approaches and more people trek into the woods, the US Forest Service warns hikers and others to be careful if they find someone growing marijuana on federal land. Full story...
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Zahra's stepmom held on drug charges

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A North Carolina woman accused in the death of her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter has made her first appearance in federal court on charges of trafficking prescription medications. Full story...
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Hospital ERs see surge of people using bath salts to get high

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videoIn a week it will be illegal in North Carolina, but for now bath salts are a popular legal drug getting some folks high, while others believe it's a new low. Full story...
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Police officer's wife heads to court on drug charge

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Capt. Dean Foley's wife Teresa was scheduled to make her first court appearance today on charges of embezzling controlled substances from her employer. Full story...
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BCSO: Another "little old lady" arrested for pushing drugs

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On May 3, agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics arrested a 72 year old Supply woman for trafficking Hydrocodone. Full story...
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Drug charge against driver accused of killing cyclists dropped

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Prosecutors have dropped a drug charge against a man accused of hitting and killing two cyclists. Full story...
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Meth cleanup funding running low

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North Carolina is struggling to dispose of dangerous substances found in methamphetamine labs since the federal government quit funding such cleanups two months ago. Full story...
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WPD bust mobile meth lab in woods

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Investigators say they charged Mark Levi's for manufacturing meth, maintaining a residence for drugs, having the ingredients for meth and driving while his license was revoked. Full story...
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Collected drugs go up in smoke

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Thousands of pounds of medications are off the street for good. The final step of Operation Medicine Drop took place today at the WASTEC facility in New Hanover County. Full story...
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