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3 charged for assault, stealing drugs

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A woman and two men are in jail accused of breaking into a Pender County home and stealing medicine. Full story...
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WPD: Man robs UNCW student after she gives him a ride

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Wilmington Police are searching for a man they say robbed a 19-year-old UNCW student after she gave him a ride. Full story...
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NC Zoo, museum caring for seized reptiles

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video More details about two people arrested for housing more than 80 snakes, some of which were venomous. This all begin when New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies started out looking for marijuana plants Thursday night, but ended up finding much more than they bargained for. Full story...
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Deputies seize 14,000 bags of heroin

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says its Vice/Narcotics Unit has made one of its biggest heroin busts ever. After a six-month investigation, detectives say they found more than 14,000 bags of ready-to-sell heroin in two duffel bags. Full story...
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NC man jailed after cocaine found in 4-year-old

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A Shelby man is being held without bond after police say cocaine was found in his home and his 4-year-old was found with cocaine in his body. Full story...
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Anonymous tip leads to four arrests, 1,500 bags of heroin

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and DEA have arrested four people for allegedly trafficking heroin. Investigators say they seized 1,560 bags of heroin during a traffic stop on NC 211 in Suppy after anonymous information and surveillance led to the stop. Full story...
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NC lawmakers approve drug testing for welfare

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Lawmakers want suspicious applicants for North Carolina's worker-training and welfare program to be drug-tested or fingerprinted. Full story...
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WPD: Mom had 15-year-old son sell heroin

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videoWilmington Police say they've made another heroin bust, this time arresting a woman they say had her teenaged son sell the drug. Full story...
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Deputies looking for suspect after fugitive roundup

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say a recent undercover operation led them to arrest 16 people on drug charges, but they're still looking for one more suspect. Full story...
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Jacksonville police arrest 2 at motel for human trafficking

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Jacksonville police have arrested two people on charges of human trafficking. They say they responded to a motel where they found a woman who told them she had been taken from Cumberland County to Jacksonville and forced into prostitution. Full story...
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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests in Elizabethtown

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A traffic stop helped police make two drug arrests in Elizabethtown Friday. Full story...
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Reckless driver call leads police to man passed out in car with heroin

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videoWilmington Police say a call about a reckless driver led them to a man passed out in his car with heroin over the weekend. Full story...
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Bust leads to $130,000 worth of heroin

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a month-long investigation netted more than 3,200 bags of heroin with a street value of $130,000. Full story...
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WPD makes three separate drugs busts; finds heroin, weed

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Wilmington Police say they had a busy night that ended with three men in jail for drug charges and heroin and marijuana off the streets. Full story...
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Sheriff shakes up Vice and Narcotics leadership

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New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon is changing up the leadership in his Vice and Narcotics Division. The move comes in the wake of the firing of Lt. Joey LeBlanc amid a SBI investigation reportedly about how he handled drugs. Full story...
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