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New data show drug overdose deaths, suicides climbed at alarming rates in 2017

Overdoses are an all-too-frequent problem in our region because of opioid abuse. The Wilmington area is no stranger to the opioid epidemic.  It was once called the epicenter of the crisis.

5 NC postal workers indicted on drug, mail theft charges

A federal prosecutor says five postal workers in North Carolina have been indicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and theft of mail.

Brunswick County duo arrested on drug and gun charges

17 guns, drugs and cash were all seized during a drug bust in Brunswick County.

Man sentenced to 17 years behind bars for cocaine charges

A federal judge has sentenced a Brunswick County man to 17 years in prison, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Autopsy finds rapper Mac Miller died from drugs and alcohol

A coroner has ruled rapper Mac Miller's death an accidental overdose due to a combination of drugs and alcohol.

Officials: Driver was huffing before crash that killed 4

A young driver was inhaling chemical vapors, or huffing, just prior to striking and killing three Girl Scouts and a mother and critically injuring a fourth girl who had been picking up trash along a rural Wisconsin highway, police said Monday.

Pair arrested after police found cocktail of drugs at Wilmington home

Two people are behind bars after police say they found more than 150 units of heroin along with a cocktail of other drugs at a Wilmington home.

Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US

Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Police: Naked woman tries to bite off man’s genitals

Police in South Carolina are investigating after a man says a naked woman tried to bite his genitals.

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