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Drug dealer investigated by WPD and FBI sentenced to 78 months

Quadarrius “Reckless” Cotten, a 23-year-old man from New Hanover County, was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment in...

Wilmington gang leader who coerced minors into crimes sentenced 10 years

Tymir “Dolla” Wigfall, a 27-year-old gang leader in New Hanover County, was sentenced 120 months in federal prison.
Isai Sanchez was arrested in November of last year, charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. (Port City Daily photo | Courtesy New Hanover County Detention Center)

Wilmington heroin, fentanyl dealer and gang member gets 13 years in federal prison

WILMINGTON --- Wilmington resident and validated gang member Detrick Daye, 23, was sentenced to more than 13 years imprisonment for the distribution of heroin...
Left: Jamal Tucker, 29. Right: Rudolph Walker, Jr., 61. (Port City Daily photo / Wilmington Police Department)

Wilmington Police: Three-month investigation leads to arrests, fentanyl trafficker gets $3.4 million bond

Two men, arrested near downtown Wilmington, were charged with a host of drug offenses, including trafficking and distribution of fentanyl, methamphetamines, and crack cocaine. WILMINGTON...
Shawqi Rahim Gray, 36, was arrested last week. During the arrest, a record amount of narcotics was seized.

Wilmington man caught in fentanyl and heroin bust, largest ever at the time, gets 17 years

RALEIGH — On Thursday a Wilmington resident and fentanyl distributor, Shawqi Gray, 37, was sentenced to 17 years in prison by Chief U.S. District...
This Christmas saw a wave of overdoses --- part of annual pattern that as emerged over the last four years. (Port City Daily photo / Benjamin Schachtman)

New Hanover County opioid overdoses spike over the holiday season, again

NEW HANOVER COUNTY --- A wave of opioid overdoses hit the Wilmington area over the last week, continuing a tragic pattern that has emerged...

Year in review: Top five stories from 2018, number three

WILMINGTON --- The past year saw a number of large drug busts in the Port City but one in particular stuck out for our...
The city owned Hugh Morton Amphitheater, commonly known as Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, is the target of online resellers - much to the frustration of Wilmington residents. (Port City Daily photo | BENJAMIN SCHACHTMAN)

ICYMI: What’s going on with the Topsail Bridge, Live Nation, Food truck victory and more

The new Topsail Island Bridge in Surf City is ahead of schedule, but readers have asked: what will become of the old swing bridge?...

Newsroom Podcast September 1 – Roadwork, Live Nation, 13 pounds of . . . sugar

We kick off this week by answering the question: what ever happened to the Gordon Road expansion project? The congested road has only taken...
12.7 pounds of fentanyl was seized during a search warrant conducted at a Creekwood North residence Wednesday. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

Lab results: ‘Fentanyl’ from New Hanover Sheriff’s ‘largest bust’ is sugar

NEW HANOVER COUNTY --- Nearly 13 pounds of a powdered substance, initially touted as the state's largest bust of fentanyl, is apparently a mix...