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Hundreds to attend North Carolina summit on opioid epidemic

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein are among featured speakers at a two-day in-state gathering of experts in the fight against opioid addiction and abuse.

Oakland becomes 2nd US city to decriminalize magic mushrooms

Oakland on Tuesday became the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after a string of people shared how psychedelics helped them overcome depression, drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Man dies on flight after swallowing 246 packets of cocaine

A man traveling from Colombia to Japan died aboard an AeroMexico flight after he swallowed hundreds of cocaine packets, Mexican prosecutors announced in a statement Sunday.

Lower Cape Fear Hospice drops appeal for new drug treatment center

Lower Cape Fear Hospice has dropped its appeal of a special use permit for a drug abuse treatment center.
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Four arrested following Pender County meth bust

Four people face numerous drug charges after an investigation over the past month revealed they allegedly sold meth in the Hampstead area.

Two busted following drug investigation in Columbus County

Two Chadbourn men are behind bars after a Columbus County drug investigation.

Police: 5-year-old brings crack cocaine to preschool

Philadelphia police are investigating after a 5-year-old boy brought about two dozen vials of crack cocaine into a preschool at a Roman Catholic church.

Wilmington man convicted of drug and firearm offenses

A Wilmington man will serve a maximum of up to eight years after pleading guilty to drug and firearm offenses.
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Columbus teen accused of selling prescription pills on social media

A Columbus County teen faces charges after he allegedly advertised the sale of prescription drugs on social media.

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