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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.

Two indicted for concealing overdose death, body found in Tabor City

Two Myrtle Beach men have been indicted for concealing an opioid overdose death whose body was dumped in a wooded area in Tabor City last year.

Surgeon General urges Americans to carry drug that stops opioid overdoses

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives.

New Hanover Co. man sentenced for nearly 4 years for overdose death

A New Hanover County man was sentenced to nearly 4 years behind bars for a 2016 overdose death.

Opioid overdoses in ERs up 30 percent as crisis worsens

Emergency rooms saw a big jump in overdoses from opioids last year — the latest evidence the nation's drug crisis is getting worse.

Man convicted of 2016 overdose death in Sunset Beach

A Columbus County man is headed to prison after being convicted to a 2016 overdose death that happened in Sunset Beach.

Onslow County man charged in drug overdose death pleads guilty

 A drug dealer pleaded guilty to felony second degree murder on Tuesday after selling drugs to a man, who died from an overdose, in 2016.

Report: Man overdoses on heroin, leaves infant alone in North Myrtle Beach home

A North Myrtle Beach man is in jail and an infant in his care was placed in state custody after he overdosed on drugs with the child in the home, according to a police report.

FDA cracks down on anti-diarrhea drug abuse amid spike in overdoses

As part of the fight against the nation’s opioid epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that one common antidiarrheal drug should be given new packaging.

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