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NC meth makers adapt tactics to avoid discovery

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The number of methamphetamine labs in North Carolina is on the rise as drug-makers scale down operations and circumvent regulations on over-the-counter ingredients. Full story...
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Police say despite busts, heroin still a problem

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video Three recent deaths by overdoses and arrests of dealers have put a spotlight on heroin in the Port City. Full story...
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Crack dealer convicted in federal court

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A federal jury convicted Rushaun Necko Parker of several drug and weapons charges stemming for a January 2010 arrest. Full story...
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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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