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Prescription drug take back events happening Saturday

On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. many law enforcement agencies and the US Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
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Shutdown affecting opioid prescriptions

The shutdown raised concerns in the health community across the Cape Fear. Pharmacists are running low on controlled substances and some patients are unable to get their prescriptions. 
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Documents: Pharmacy sold more than 315,000 oxycodone pills in 5 months

WWAY has learned new details about why federal agents closed a Bladen County drugstore for several hours Thursday morning.
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DEA agents conduct audit at Bladen County pharmacy

Drug Enforcement Administration agents conducted an audit this morning at a longtime Bladen County pharmacy.
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DEA seizes $2M of meth hidden inside 500 Disney figurines

The Drug Enforcement Administration says meth hidden inside wax Disney figurines has been confiscated near Atlanta and is worth roughly $2 million.

Hospitals local, nationwide facing shortage of IV opioids

Imagine you're in a horrible car accident, you have to have surgery, you're in a lot of pain and there's no morphine or other opioid painkillers available. Right now, hospitals nationwide and right here at home are dealing with an opioid shortage.

Duo busted at Leland traffic stop, deputies find 1 kilo of cocaine

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit have arrested two on multiple drug charges following a two month, multi-agency investigation.
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Whiteville PD, DEA to host drug drop-off this weekend

Whiteville Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are joining forces to collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Anonymous tip leads to four arrests, 1,500 bags of heroin

videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and DEA have arrested four people for allegedly trafficking heroin. Investigators say they seized 1,560 bags of heroin during a traffic stop on NC 211 in Suppy after anonymous information and surveillance led to the stop.

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