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Johnson and Duren, of Goldsboro were charged with trafficking marijuana by possession and trafficking by transportation.
A Rocky Mount gang leader was sentenced on Friday for his role in a drug trafficking operation and fraudulently obtaining more than $250,000 in COVID-19 relief funds.
Keenan Willard, WRAL eastern North Carolina reporter
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 -- Getting tough criminal laws grabs get-tough headlines and photo opportunities with uniformed law enforcement leaders. But legislators must not neglect the larger part of the problem - cutting the demand and getting those who are hooked on opioids the opportunity for treatment and recovery.
Raleigh police officer Keven Rodriguez pleaded guilty to three drug trafficking charges while working on duty in his position as a field operations division officer.
Joe Fisher, WRAL reporter
Lawmakers and families impacted by the opioid and fentanyl crisis will show up at the legislative building Tuesday morning to push for tighter laws.
Lora Lavigne, WRAL anchor/reporter
U.S. Attorney Michael Easley, federal officials and the Raleigh Police Department announce the sentence of Christopher Lamar Baker, a leader of the Pagan motorcycle gang, who was convicted last year of drug trafficking, firearm and money laundering charges.
The Raleigh-based leader of a national bike gang will spend the rest of his life in prison for trafficking massive amounts of methamphetamine and firearms across the East Coast.
A retired Rocky Mount police officer was arrested and charged with selling cocaine, according to the Nash County Sheriff's Office.
Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter
A man known for trafficking cocaine within Nash County was arrested in Nashville on Thursday.
The West Virginia Republican Party recently took to Twitter to criticize President Joe Biden for the continuing flow of fentanyl into the country, tweeting: "More fentanyl has crossed the border in the last two months under Biden than in 2019 under Trump." PolitiFact checks the claim.
Megan Bevins and Pearse Costello, PolitiFact reporters
On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Michael Easley Jr. announced the establishment of the Violent Crime Action Partnership (VCAP) in Raleigh. Several area law enforcement agencies joined Easley on Tuesday to announce that grand juries have indicted 27 people in the last three weeks in Raleigh.
U.S. Attorney Michael Easley Jr. said that there have already been 24 homicides so far this year in Raleigh. He said the city had 33 homicides total in 2021.
Chelsea Donovan, WRAL reporter
Gang-related murder, racketeering and drug trafficking charges were upheld for two Raleigh gang leaders on Thursday.
In an April 1 press release, U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., raised the alarm about fentanyl being smuggled into the United States: "In Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21), 11,201 pounds of fentanyl were seized by Customs and Border Protection, which is enough to kill every American nearly seven times over." PolitiFact checks her claim.
Elizabeth Egan and Marnique Panepento, PolitiFact reporters
75-year-old John Whan Kim and his co-defendant Tammy Thomas pled guilty to multiple federal drug trafficking charges.
"Today is an occasion that no head of a law enforcement agency desires for their department. The arrest of Mr. Rodriguez is a disappointment to me, the Raleigh Police Department and the citizens and residents of our community," said Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson.
A 36-year-old man from Dunn pled guilty to three counts of possessions of a weapon of mass destruction that seriously injured two State Bureau of Investigations agents.
Reshod Everett remains in federal custody while prosecutors decide whether to retry the case.
A Virginia bank teller pled guilty Monday after authorities say he abused his position and used it to steal money and traffic drugs in both Virginia and Durham.
A Winston-Salem man was arrested Monday in connection with an April shootout at a drug cartel's stash house in Alamance County in which a charter school teacher and another man were killed, authorities said.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that Florida had a meth problem that is "really, really ravaging communities," particularly in the northern part of the state. The problem, he said, is worsening due to President Joe Biden's immigration policies.
Miriam Valverde, PolitiFact reporter
A teacher and coach at a charter school near Charlotte was killed last week in a shootout in Alamance County while trying to rob a drug cartel's stash house, authorities said Wednesday.
Matthew Burns, WRAL.com senior producer/politics editor
The Alamance County Sheriff's Office holds a news conference to provide preliminary information on a burglary last week that led to two people being killed.
A Raleigh man was sentenced today to 151 months in prison for one-count of Distribution of a Mixture and Substance Containing a Detectable Amount of Cocaine Base (Crack).
A detective is on administrative leave while the Raleigh Police Department and the Wake County District Attorney's Office conduct separate investigations into more than a dozen arrests the officer made with false information from a confidential informant.
Joe Fisher, WRAL reporter