Synthetic drugs may be involved in woman’s death at apartment complex

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death at the Tesla Park apartment complex in Wilmington.

NHSO spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says the call came in around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. A deputy found Stephanie Chappell Hobson, 25, unresponsive. The deputy started CPR until EMS arrived. They were not able to revive her.

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The Sheriff’s Office says a witness at the scene told investigators Hobson had taken synthetic drugs.