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 […]

Man given Narcan following hit-and-run wrecks on Market Street

A new design scheme for Wilmington Police Department cruisers. Photo by Ben Brown.

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington man was injected with Narcan – a opiod overdose reversal drug – after he allegedly hit several vehicles Monday afternoon on Market Street. Barry Spencer, 31, of Wilmington, faces felony charges in connection with several hit-and-run wrecks in along Market Street at about 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to Wilmington Police Department […]