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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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New Hanover, Pender deputies arrest man with four pounds of pot

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say a man they consider a long-time drug dealer is behind bars after an eight-week investigation. Investigators say they arrested Darryl Bernard Pearsall Jr. Tuesday and charged him with a host of marijuana-related drug charges. Full story...
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Heroin seized after month long investigation

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video As a result of a month long investigation, New Hanover County Police have taken a significant amount of heroin off of the streets. Full story...
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Deputy finds bags of pot, cocaine after car accident

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A Fayetteville man is in jail on drug charges after a car crash involving a Bladen County Sheriff's deputy. Full story...
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Son of Shallotte police chief faces DWI, drug charges

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The 29-year-old son of Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause faces charges of heroin possession and driving while impaired after he was stopped by a Sunset Beach police officer for driving erratically early Monday, according to the police chief. Full story...

ONLY ON 3: B.J. Wright back in court after window escape try

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video B.J. Wright faces a host of charges, including cocaine and marijuana possession, resisting and delay and a habitual felon charge. All of the charges stem from incidents early last year. Full story...
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Man charged in connection with synthetic drug overdose death

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New Hanover County Sheriff's Detectives have arrested a man in connection with the death of a woman, who apparently overdosed on a synthetic drug last month. Jeremy Martin Leutgens is charged with involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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Deputies say Leland man caught with 2,000 doses of heroin from NJ

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Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies seized 2,000 bindles of heroin at a traffic stop yesterday. An investigation led deputies to Christopher Joseph Mosby of Leland. Full story...
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Couple charged with child abuse after allegedly giving teens synthetic drug

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man and woman for felony child abuse after a deputy says they gave synthetic drugs to two teenaged girls. Full story...
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Man charged with DWI, drug possession after hitting power pole

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Wilmington Police have charged a man with drunk driving and drug possession after they say he hit a power pole last night. It happened around 7:20 p.m. in the 300 block of North College Road near Corning. Full story...
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