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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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Drug cases dismissed after probe into former officer

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As a result of an investigation into former New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics lieutenant Joey LeBlanc, the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office dismissed drug cases handled by LeBlanc against eight people. Full story...
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$8,000 worth of marijuana seized during traffic stop

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An expired registration plate on a car helped the Bladen County Sheriff's Office make two arrests and seize a big stash of marijuana Friday night. Full story...
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State Senate approves drug testing for welfare recipients

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videoThe State Senate is toning down legislation to require drug testing and criminal background checks on all applicants for North Carolina's worker-training and welfare program. Full story...
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Walmart theft leads police to drug bust

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videoElizabethtown Police say a report of a theft from Walmart led them to arrest two women on drug and other charges. Full story...
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Clergy gathering Thursday to encourage 'cease fire'

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Local clergy and community supporters will call for a Cease Fire throughout the City of Wilmington during a news conference scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. at 14th & Dawson Streets (plaza area of Hillcrest Housing Community). Full story...
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Cree employee, Obama 'friend' facing drug charges

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A manager at Cree Inc., who once introduced then-presidential candidate Sen. Barrack Obama during a 2008 visit to the Durham-based company, is facing drug trafficking charges. Full story...
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Shallotte man faces drug charge, federal probation violation

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A Shallotte man is in jail on drug charges and a federal probation violation. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Vice-Narcotics Task Force arrested Kevin Lyndell Davis, 30 Full story...
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ACLU: Marijuana arrests in NC racially biased

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The American Civil Liberties Union says new figures show arrests for marijuana possession are racially biased in the country and North Carolina, where blacks account for 50 percent of the arrests while comprising 22 percent of the population. Full story...
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School district suspends teacher arrested on drug charge

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video The New Hanover County school district has suspended a teacher under investigation after her arrest for drug possession. Full story...
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