Living the opioid epidemic through the eyes of a Wilmington vice detective

Looking inside one dosage unit of heroin. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

The untrained eye may not see all the signs of the opioid epidemic that has plagued the region, but overdoses, drug deals and a constant influx of the substance occurs daily among average people in Wilmington. It begets violence, property crime, and challenges local resources, including the efforts of investigators working to put those responsible for […]

FBI task force charges 18 in sting targeting drug dealers

A federal task force in the Cape Fear region arrested several people suspected of distributing drugs in the area. Photos courtesy of the FBI.

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA – Five suspects are wanted on various drug charges following a daylong operation by an FBI task force in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, aimed at arresting and charging drug dealers to combat the rise of heroin distribution along the Cape Fear coast. The Coastal Carolina Criminal Enterprise Task Force arrested 11 […]