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October 2010 Archives

Be Careful This Halloween Weekend, Police Increase DWI Patrols

As Halloween is upon us, many will be partaking in festive celebrations and costume parties this weekend. While planning your fun-filled weekends, be sure to remember that the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program will be out in full force. The program's Halloween Booze It & Lose It campaign will be targeting those driving under the influence this weekend.

Sex Offender Accused of Social Networking Pleads Guilty

A Durham County registered sex offender pleaded guilty to using a social networking website this month. The former North Carolina Central University student was sentenced to three to four months for accessing restricted social networking websites.

Operation Bad Candy Results in Arrests and Drug Charges

In an operation called Bad Candy, law enforcement agencies in Brunswick County have been searching for individuals who allegedly violated the North Carolina Controlled Substance Act. Currently, the agencies are searching for more than 50 suspects for alleged drug crimes.

Monitoring for Convicted Sex Offenders Upheld - Part 2

In our last blog post, we discussed a case decided by the North Carolina Supreme Court last week. Three defendants convicted of sex offenses challenged their enrollment in an electronic monitoring program, arguing that it amounted to an additional and unconstitutional punishment. The law requiring electronic monitoring took effect after the defendants were convicted. The majority held that sex offenders can be subject to electronic monitoring even if they were convicted before the enactment of the law.

Drug Trafficking Charges for Elderly NC Woman

An elderly North Carolina woman is in jail after being charged with drug trafficking. The 71-year-old woman was arrested this week after police say she was caught participating in the sale of hundreds of prescription pills. The drug charges against the woman include two counts of drug trafficking and possession with the intent to sell and deliver drugs.

Early Release from Prison for Former N.C. House Speaker

Former Democratic House Speaker Jim Black was released early from federal prison on Monday. Black, 75, left the prison in Georgia six months early after serving time for white collar crime. His sentence for his bribery conviction was shortened after he completed a drug abuse program.

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