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Fatal overdoses tied to synthetic opiate hit NC

North Carolina officials say a synthetic drug five times stronger than heroin is being blamed for three deaths last month in Sampson, Person and Transylvania counties.

Couple charged with child abuse after allegedly giving teens synthetic drug

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man and woman for felony child abuse after a deputy says they gave synthetic drugs to two teenaged girls.

Wilmington Police make large ‘spice’ bust

videoThe Wilmington Police Department recently made its biggest "spice" bust in its history. Investigators say they found over 1,400 packages of the substance at the Northern Lights Smoke Shop off Market Street.

Synthetic drugs may be involved in woman’s death at apartment complex

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Department is investigating a death at the Tesla Park apartment complex in Wilmington.

State laws working to keep down synthetic drug use

video First it was "Spice." Then it was bath salts. Now some folks are using what is advertised as a lady bug attractant to get high. But how easy is it to get your hands on the new synthetic drug "Amped" here in the Cape Fear?

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