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Drugs

Early morning traffic stop leads to arrest

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video A routine traffic stop early Wednesday morning led Wilmington Police into an encounter with a convicted felon in possession of drugs and a firearm. Full story...
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Operation Christmas Crackdown busts drug suspects

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video The cells at the Brunswick County Detention Center are a little more crowded after Operation Christmas Crackdown rounded up 29 criminals on various charges. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: 16-year-old arrested for cocaine, booze at Ashley HS

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video A 16-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly having drugs and alcohol today at Ashley High School. Full story...
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Marine charged after Morehead City hotel evacuated

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A Camp Lejeune Marine has been arrested after a hotel in Morehead City was evacuated for about five hours. Morehead City police and fire officials evacuated the hotel and two nearby restaurants Monday morning after getting a report that someone had threatened to commit suicide using chlorine. Full story...
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NC agencies not using prescription drug database

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A computer database that could help officials track prescription drug abuse is getting little use by North Carolina's doctors and pharmacies. Full story...
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Court convicts UNC professor of drug smuggling

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A court in Argentina has convicted an Oxford educated University of North Carolina professor of attempting to smuggle four pounds of cocaine into the United States. Full story...
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Detectives make record meth bust in Columbus Co.

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Columbus County Sheriff's deputies and State Bureau of Investigation agents say they've made the largest crystal meth bust in county history. Full story...
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Woman arrested for buying heroin, has child taken away

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Wilmington Police arrested a woman last night after finding her child with two aggressive pit bulls and drugs in her car. Full story...
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Woman arrested in $94k heroin, meth bust

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video New Hanover County Sheriff's narcotics detectives seized more than 20 ounces of black tar heroin and more than 100 grams of methamphetamine. The drugs have a combined street value of more than $94,000. Full story...
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Wilmington drug dealer sentenced to federal prison

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videoA Wilmington man will spend more than a decade in prison on federal drug and gun charges. Wilmington Police arrested Dymon Black in August 2011 after they say he robbed a man who wanted to buy drugs from him. Full story...
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WPD seizes Mercedes after driver wouldn't stop, caught with drugs, beer

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videoWilmington Police seized a man's luxury car, after they say he drove off when they tried to pull him over last night. WPD says a patrol officer was running radar in the 2100 block of Market Street and saw a Mercedes going 61 mph in a 35 mph zone. When the officer went after the Mercedes, the driver made a quick left onto 21st Street and then a right on Wolcott Street accelerating the entire time. Full story...
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Drowning victim under influence of alcohol and cocaine

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A prominent New York City investor who drowned in a car after attending a party on Figure Eight Island earlier this year was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time of his death, a state medical examiner concluded in findings released Tuesday. Full story...
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Onslow man, Wilmington woman busted for pot grow house

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A Sneads Ferry man and a Wilmington woman are charged with running a marijuana grow house in Sneads Ferry. Full story...
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Man charged again after cops find heroin in patrol car

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video A trip to the police station got worse for a man already under arrest when officers say he hid heroin in the patrol car that took him there. Full story...
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Year-long investigation busts prescription drug resale ring

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A Wilmington couple is in jail charged in connection with an alleged prescription drug resale ring. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Division says detectives arrested Joseph Scott Apodaca, 44, and Jessie Layne McCallie, 29, Friday as the result of a nearly year-long investigation. Full story...
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