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‘Take Back North Carolina’ initiative to fight drug trafficking announced

Law enforcement at local, state and federal levels are coming together to fight violent criminals and drug trafficking in North Carolina.

NCPTA Conference kicks off in the Port City, discusses opioid epidemic

For the first time in several years, the North Carolina Public Transportation Association is holding its conference in Wilmington.

AG Sessions announces new steps to combat opioid crisis

U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions announced new steps to combat the opioid crisis during a speech in Raleigh Tuesday in front of a group of the region’s top law enforcement officials.

Two walk through Cape Fear on 2,500 mile journey for drug addiction awareness

Two men set out on a mission to walk from Key West, Florida to Fort Kent, Maine to raise awareness for drug addiction.
Drugs and Needles

Overdose pilot program meant to help find treatment

All eyes are on Wilmington as the city kicks off a new pilot program for the state. It focuses on the opioid crisis and it encourages users to get treatment.

Trump calls for death penalty to ‘get tough’ on drug pushers

President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said.

District attorneys want to crack down on heroin traffickers

A $1 million bond. That's what District Attorneys Jon and Ben David want for those arrested for trafficking heroin and fentanyl.

District Attorney gives State of the District Address

People filled a New Hanover County courtroom Thursday morning, but it was not for a court case.

Walmart is giving away free opioid disposal kits

The retail chain said Wednesday that its pharmacies will offer a free kit that allows patients to safely throw out unused opioid prescription pills at home.

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