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Drugs

Illegal prescription drug use on the rise

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videoLocal law enforcement agents say prescription drug trafficking is becoming an epidemic. Nearly 75 percent of all drug cases in Brunswick County involve prescription medication. Full story...
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Drug arrests made in Brunswick County

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videoOn Wednesday, dozens of suspected drug dealers were taken off the streets in Brunswick County in operation April Fools. Full story...
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Family starts petition to bring justice to drug dealer

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A few months ago, a Wilmington woman lost her brother to drugs. Now, she wants the person responsible for supplying him with the illegal narcotics to pay. Full story...
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After sealing case, Sheriff hopes dealers face federal prosecution

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videoThe District Attorney along with area law enforcement agencies finally sealed a case they've been investigating for two years, which resulted in the seizure of more than 300 kilograms of cocaine, and a kilo of heroin. Full story...
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Who is at fault, drug dealer or consumer?

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videoA Wilmington woman said she lost her brother to drugs in October, and now she wants the person responsible for supplying him with the illegal narcotic to pay too. Full story...
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Wilmington woman pleads guilty to murder and drug charges

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Anna Strickland faces anywhere between 17 to 20 years in prison. That includes her second degree murder charge and three additional drug trafficking charges. Full story...
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Operation First Step rounds up over 80 suspected drug dealers in Brunswick County

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videoThe list of suspected drug dealers is long, but law enforcement officers in Brunswick County say they're working to change that. Early Tuesday morning, nearly 50 deputies and officers took to the streets to round up more than 80 suspected drug dealers. Full story...
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Big drug bust in Wilmington Tuesday morning

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A big drug bust took place Tuesday morning by the Wilmington Police Department and State Bureau of Investigation. Full story...
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Brunswick County sherriffs credit community in drug bust

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department credits the community for helping get $26,000 dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana off the streets. Full story...
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Back to school, preventing drug use

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videoStudents across our area are preparing to head back to school. A new study shows parents should also be preparing for potential risky behavior, particularly drug use. Full story...
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Tip leads to large heroin bust

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Nearly $100,000 worth of drugs is off the street tonight. The New Hanover County Sheriff's department says this is its largest heroin bust to date. Full story...
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Drug bust targets more than 100 suspected dealers

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriffs are cracking down on drug problems in our area. Full story...
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Three arrested in cocaine bust

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A drug bust in Pender County ended with three men behind bars and a kilogram of cocaine off the streets Monday. Full story...
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Elementary school student faces drug charges

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A fifth grader brings two bags of marijuana to Hunter's Creek Elementary School. Full story...
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Cape Fear 2020: Teens and drugs

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videoDrugs use among teenagers is a problem nationwide and it's no different in our area. In today's Cape Fear 2020 report we take a look at the use of drugs among teens now -- and what you should be aware of in the future. Full story...
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