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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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Life After Addiction: Former addict shares how opioids nearly destroyed her

Krista Turner started experimenting with dangerous drugs like hallucinogens when she was in her teens and her struggle with drug addiction continued about 10 years.

Emails: Purdue executive cast blame on opioid victims

A member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma, maker of the painkiller OxyContin, cast blame on victims of the opioid epidemic in nearly 20-year-old emails, saying "abusers aren't victims," according to a court filing announced Tuesday in Connecticut.
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Treatment center already at capacity as it hosts ribbon cutting on expansion

With the current opioid epidemic, the Wilmington Treatment Center continues to expand.
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Trump to keep fighting opioids ‘until our job is done’

President Donald Trump pledged Wednesday to battle the deadly epidemic of opioid drug abuse "until our job is done" and he claimed progress even though it is unclear whether the crisis has diminished.

North Carolina mom charged for having meth near baby bottle

Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have filed multiple charges against the mother of a 21-month-old child after saying they found methamphetamine near a baby bottle.

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