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Archive for July, 2013

Traffic stop leads to drug arrests in Elizabethtown

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013


ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) – A traffic stop helped police make two drug arrests in Elizabethtown Friday.

Police said an officer pulled over a car for a registration violation near Broad Street and Airport Road around 10 p.m.

During the stop, the officer noticed evidence inside of the car of narcotics use. As they searched the car, officers said they found a crack pipe, syringes, razor blades, digital scales, an empty pill container, and several clear plastic baggies. Officers also said they discovered a pill box behind the CD player insert. Inside that pill box was 18 bundles of heroin, 7.4 grams of crack cocaine, five baggies of powder cocaine, and 11 Opium based pills.

They arrested two people from Fayetteville. Both 31-year-old Jason Terrell Williams and 32-year-old Rebecca Vance Smith, faces several drug charges and are in the Bladen County jail.

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FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013


AP Health Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription.

All of the products aim to cash in on the country’s diabetes epidemic, which affects nearly 26 million Americans. Regulators worry that consumers who buy such unapproved products could put off getting legitimate medical care, which could exacerbate heart disease, kidney failure and other deadly complications.

The FDA sent warning letters to 15 companies, both in the US and abroad, ordering them to stop selling diabetes treatments which violate US drug laws.

“Consumers should exercise caution before using products claiming to be herbal or all-natural alternatives to FDA-approved prescription drugs,” the agency said in a statement Tuesday.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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2 accused of human trafficking in Jacksonville

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Two Hope Mills residents have been accused of forcing a woman into prostitution at a local motel.

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Number of guns reported stolen, lost on the rise in Port City

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Local statistics reveal that licensed dealers aren’t the only ones falling victim to gun theft.

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Here’s a treat: cheap dogs for a good cause

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

On July 23, any customer who visits a hot dog -ready Kangaroo Express store can enjoy a 25-cent Ball Park® hot dog and help Salute Our Troops®, or enjoy a free hot dog with military I.D.

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