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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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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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