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Drugs

Police believe heroin caused two weekend deaths

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video It's a small powdery drug that law enforcement officials say packs a powerful punch, and now the death toll from heroin is shooting up across the area. Full story...
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WPD charges five after month-long drug operation

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Five men are in jail on drug charges after the Wilmington Police Department's Special Operations Division wrapped up a month-long operation in the area of 11th and Orange Streets yesterday. Full story...
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Three charged in Brunswick County cocaine bust

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videoThree people are in jail after local, state and federal agents busted a cocaine operation in Brunswick County. Full story...
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'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans arrested on heroin, assault charges

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video"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans is back in jail after being arrested today in Caswell Beach, according to the Brunswick County Jail's website. Full story...
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Officers arrest man in connection with cocaine operation

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video Law enforcement has raided a Columbus County business and a Bladen County home they say are tied to a drug operation. Full story...
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Wilmington man arrested on drug charges

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A search warrant served on Monday resulted in the arrest of a Wilmington man on numerous drug charges. Full story...
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Wilmington man gets 25 years for 2011 drug bust

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videoA Wilmington man will spend 25 years in prison after admitting to federal drug and weapons charges. Earlier this year Leander Hands, 37, pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin and possession of a firearm among other crimes. Full story...
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Wilmington Police bust meth lab

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videoWilmington Police busted a meth lab at the Travel Lodge on Market Street Tuesday afternoon. Once there, detectives learned that the hotel's cleaning staff had cleaned a room that had some methamphetamine and the precursors associated with manufacturing methamphetamine. Full story...
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Marshals bust two for heroin

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video Two suspected drug dealers are behind bars after a Friday night drug bust. Full story...
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NC House panel OKs more meth penalties

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Additional penalties for people who make methamphetamine in North Carolina or possess a key ingredient in making it have been approved by a House committee. Full story...
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Check of suspicious car leads to heroin bust

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video A check of a suspicious car led Wilmington Police to arrest an alleged heroin dealer early this morning. Full story...
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Man arrested for arson, drug, weapons charges after incident at WPD

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videoA New Hanover County man is in jail charged with a host of crimes, after he showed up with a baseball bat and knives at Wilmington Police headquarters. Full story...
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Wilmington man guilty of federal drug and gun charges

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video A Wilmington man has been convicted of drug and gun charges after a 2011 shooting death in the Port City. A federal jury convicted Willis Sarvis, 34, of distrbution of PCP and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Previously, Sarvis pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Full story...
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Onslow sheriff's deputy faces drug charges

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An Onslow County sheriff's deputy has been arrested and charged with improperly obtaining prescription drugs. Full story...
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Link between pot smoking and IQ drop challenged

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A study last year suggested that regular marijuana smoking during the teen years can lead to a long-term drop in IQ. Now a new analysis is challenging that conclusion. Full story...
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