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ROCKINGHAM — A man and woman are facing felony drug charges after they were allegedly found sleeping in a car.

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HAMLET — Police responding to a call last week found more than they expected, leading to two men facing drug trafficking charges.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced that an average of nine North Carolinians died each day from a drug overdose in 2020, a 40% increase from the previous year.

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RALEIGH — The opioid epidemic is killing more than 100,000 Americans each year. Fentanyl alone — not counting other opioids such as heroin, oxycodone, and morphine — now top the list as the No. 1 cause of death for adults 45 and younger. That's more than suicides, car wrecks, and COVID-19. 

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ROCKINGHAM — Two men are facing drug trafficking charges from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

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HAMLET — A Scotland County woman is facing more than two dozen criminal charges, including trafficking, after allegedly using a Richmond County residence to sell methamphetamine and opiates.

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RALEIGH — A bill amending North Carolina’s Controlled Substances Act, meant to strengthen the fight in the opioid crisis, has moved from the General Assembly to the governor’s desk.

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ROCKINGHAM — One hundred and sixty-seven purple and silver pinwheels spin in the breeze and shimmer in the sunlight in front of the Richmond County Department of Social Services.

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ROCKINGHAM — If Melissa Schoonover hadn’t left the Richmond County Rescue Squad, there’s a chance she would have responded to the call when her father died of a drug overdose.

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GREENSBORO — The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services today announced nearly $42 million in funding to support state-level law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and prescription opioids, of which $2,062,770 has been awarded to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

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