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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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Car parked wrong way leads to heroin arrest

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videoTwo Wilmington Police officers arrested a man for heroin possession early this morning, after approaching his car for being parked facing the wrong direction in the 1600 block of South 15th Street. Full story...
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NC panel wants focus on curbing prescription abuse

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A panel says North Carolina legislators and Gov. Pat McCrory should look at ways to curb prescription drug abuse so deaths among youths can be prevented. Full story...
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Record number of meth labs busted in NC last year

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video North Carolina's attorney general says officers busted a record number of meth labs in 2012 as labs where a small amount of drug is made became more popular. Full story...
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North Carolina AG to discuss meth lab busts

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Attorney General Roy Cooper is scheduled to hold a news conference detailing the latest statistics on meth lab busts. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies bust two for drug trafficking

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's deputies have charged a man and woman from Greenville with trafficking drugs. Full story...
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Brunswick County traffic stop uncovers heroin

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videoTwo men were arrested after agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office found multiple bags of marijuana, heroin, and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop. Full story...
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Reckless driving leads to heroin bust

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videoJayqwon Rontell Canty, age 23, of Wilmington and a passenger ran a four-wheeler off 900 Greenfield Street Friday evening. Wilmington police officers began preparing citations for reckless operation of a motor vehicle and no helmet, while another officer ran the vehicle identification number. Full story...
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Vehicle stop leads to drugs, counterfeit money arrests

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video Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man and woman from New Hanover County on charges including drug possession and possession of counterfeit money. Full story...
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Undercover prostitution operation busted

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video The New Hanover County Vice and Narcotics Detectives conducted an undercover prostitution operation after receiving multiple complaints from concerned citizens. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wrightsville Beach workers arrested in uniform allegedly selling drugs

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video An undercover drug bust landed two Wrightsville Beach employees behind bars. The shocking part: they were both in their work uniforms when they allegedly made a drug deal in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Calabash couple charged with running pot grow house

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video A Calabash couple is in jail charged with running a marijuana growing operation in their home. Brunswick County Sheriff's narcotics agents arrested Lee David Foster, 40, and Melissa Marie Foster, 37, for maintaining a dwelling to keep and sell a controlled substance and other drug crimes. Full story...
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Five suspects still at large in Operation Christmas Crackdown

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video Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies are still searching for five suspects wanted in Operation Christmas Crackdown. The early-morning round-up yesterday landed 29 people in jail. Full story...
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