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Drug bust lands Wilmington man in jail, $125,000 in drugs seized

Monday, December 21st, 2009

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A big drug bust has landed a Wilmington man behind bars. After a two month investigation, deputies seized more than $125,000 worth of drugs and paraphernalia.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested 32-year-old Charles Rudolph Clay III on Friday. They said Clay was a major dealer. When he was picked up, he was found with cocaine, crack cocaine, and a 22-calibur handgun.

New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon said the arrest is a step in the right direction to getting the streets clean.

“The fact that he lived here means he was in our community, he was a citizen with us, and typically if you’re dealing drugs that’s not the only crime that you’re doing,” said Sheriff McMahon. “Its always better for us to get them when they live here with us and that’s somebody we don’t have to worry about anymore.”

Clay was on a 2-year probation for drug trafficking at the time of his arrest. He is now being held on a $1 million bond.

Deputies believe Clay was the ringleader of this drug operation. They think he had people working for him so they are hoping to make more arrests in the coming weeks.

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A big drug bust has landed a Wilmington man behind bars. After a two month investigation, deputies seized more than $125,000 worth of drugs and paraphernalia.

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Duckworth taking over as New Hanover County parks manager

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Wilmington | New Hanover County has swiped Tara Duckworth from the city of Wilmington staff to serve as the county’s new parks manager.

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Police, FBI surveillance leads to two arrests on drug charges

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Wilmington police officers stopped a woman in a silver Ford F150 pickup truck after observing a transaction between her and a man, Manuel Maurice Robinson Jr., in the 3800 block of Princess Place Drive about 2 p.m. Friday. A search of the truck uncovered three ounces of marijuana and early $1,000 in cash. The truck’s driver, Sylvia Renee Wilson,…

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Williston students “rock out” for special trip

Monday, December 21st, 2009

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Some Williston Middle Schoolers spent part of their holiday break rocking out. The orchestra students sat in rocking chairs all day long to raise money for their trip to New York City.

The group was invited to perform at the Statue of Liberty and Saint John’s Cathedral.

People stopped by the “rock-a-thon” to make donations and help the students reach their goal of one thousand dollars.

“I work as a crossing guard down here on 12th Street, and there’s a man who goes by everyday with his Viola case, and I thought it would be a nice thing to come up here and donate,” said Bob Keeler.

Orchestra student Margaret Jeffrey said, “It feels kind of weird after awhile to your feet. I don’t know how to explain it, because my back’s starting to hurt right now.”

New York City will not be the Williston orchestra’s first special performance. The students played at one of the presidential inaugural balls in Washington, DC last January.

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Some Williston Middle Schoolers spent part of their holiday break rocking out. The orchestra students sat in rocking chairs all day long to raise money for their trip to New York City.

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$125,000 of cocaine seized; man suspected of dealing

Monday, December 21st, 2009

By Ana RibeiroAna.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

Detectives and County Sheriff Ed McMahon said the cocaine was being converted into crack, a popular drug in the area’s streets, and that the suspect, Charles Rudolph Clay III, is believed to be a major drug dealer and distributor locally.

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