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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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Police say drug suspect was "CEO" of Wilmington heroin

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video Police say he was the head of the company when it came to selling heroin, but now he's behind bars. Narcotics detectives describe Arthur Curtis King as the CEO of the Wilmington heroin supply. They say he worked his way on up just like an employee working for a big corporation. Full story...
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Suspected heroin dealer, drugs off street after early-morning bust

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Investigators say the arrest of 50-year-old Arthur Curtis King of Wilmington is the conclusion of a six-month investigation by WPD's vice unit. Full story...
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New Hanover Deputies make arrest in heroin investigation

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Investigators say this arrest is a big one, and they're glad they made it. Full story...
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DEA looking for Ebonics translators

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video Ebonics, or African-Americanized English, is causing headaches for the US Department of Justice. So the Drug Enforcement Administration is looking to hire nine translators to listen to wiretaps especially in the Southeast. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies bust reputed gang boss

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Larry Ronald Capps, Jr., is the President of the local Cape Fear Chapter, Red Devils Motorcycle Gang. The Red Devils are an outlaw motorcycle gang which is affiliated with the Hells Angels Motorcycle Gang. Items seized during the search warrant provided a great deal of proof of gang affiliation. Full story...
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Police find 45 pounds of pot in couple's van, home

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Officers found 36 pounds of marijuana in their van and nine more later at their house. Full story...
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