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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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Ashley High student appears in court on cocaine, booze charges

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videoA 16-year-old Ashley High School student accused of having drugs on campus had her first appearance in court Wednesday. Full story...
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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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