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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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Teacher still on job after drug charge

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video A New Hanover High School teacher arrested last week on drug charges is still on the job. A school district spokeswoman says the district says it is investigating Catherine Entrocaso after an Alcohol Law Enforcement agents arrested her for possession of schedule II narcotics. Full story...
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Three Wilmington men sentenced for federal drug crimes

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Three Wilmington men have been sentenced on federal drug convictions. Full story...
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Attorney - Teen mom likely to be indicted on heroin possession charges

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video"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans will likely be indicted on heroin possession charges before her next court date in July, her attorney said Tuesday. Evans, 21, appeared briefly in Brunswick County District Court on charges of possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession in connection with her arrest April 23 in Caswell Beach. Full story...
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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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