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April 2011 Archives

Durham Middle School Teacher Accused of Sexual Activity with a Student

A former student at Parkland High School in Forsyth County says that she had an affair with the band director three years ago in 2007. The teacher currently works at Shepard Middle School in Durham.

Greenville Alcohol Special Operations Nets More Than 200 Charges

North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) agents and Pitt County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) officers launched a special operation in April, targeting underage drinking and minors in possession of alcohol in Greenville. According to the Governor's Office, the operation led to 202 citations and arrests on 246 charges.

North Carolina store clerk targeted by police for drug distribution

North Carolina police uncovered a possible drug trafficking operation via an outlet in Concord earlier this week. They suspect various illegal prescription drugs not for sale in this country are being smuggled through the operation from Mexico.Alcohol Law Enforcement agents part of the investigation reported to the news media this past Tuesday that various illegal prescription drugs such as oral tablets, injectables and creams had been uncovered at a convenience store in Concord, North Carolina. The investigation began late last week after local Wadesboro police had been tipped off about the convenience store.

Nicolas Cage faces domestic abuse charges

Many different things can lead to domestic violence. Many times, individuals who abuse family members do so while under the influence of alcohol. In these situations, resolving the alcohol abuse problem can put an end to the domestic violence.

DWI attorney attempts to subpoena breath test company CEO

DWI charges are never to be taken lightly, both by those charged and by those brining the charges. If you have been charged with drunk driving based on the results of a breathalyzer machine, how much do you have a right to know about the inner workings of that machine?It depends on who you ask. North Carolina's law enforcement agencies purchase their breathalyzer machines exclusively through a company called Intoximeters Inc., and a DWI defense lawyer of a man charged in North Carolina has twice attempted to subpoena the CEO of that company to testify as to the coding used to run the computer within the device.

Duke Lacrosse players on the offensive after false rape charges

Sex offense charges and rape accusations can take insurmountable tolls on the lives of the wrongfully accused. You may recall the story of Duke University Lacrosse players accused of raping a stripper during a team party back in 2006. The North Carolina students were exonerated in 2007 of all charges relating to the incident, though are still battling to receive compensation for the toll these charges took on their lives. Progress was made near the end of last month to allow them to proceed with their lawsuit.The players' case had made it all the way up to the U.S. District Court and Judge James A. Beaty Jr. to rule on whether or not their lawsuit would be allowed to proceed. Though the judge did dismiss their conspiracy and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims, he affirmed the men had a legitimate claim that their constitutional rights had been violated by the prosecution during the original case. Judge Beaty found there to be evidence fabrication and the use of false evidence by the prosecution, warranting a case to examine amendment rights violations on behalf of the state.

Three North Carolina men arrested in large drug bust last week

A large drug bust went down in Lenoir County, North Carolina last month, yielding over 2,000 grams of powder cocaine worth roughly $250,000. Multiple law enforcement agencies participated in the bust. Drug charges were filed against four men, three of whom are North Carolinians.The situation had already been under investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies when police received word two weeks ago that many kilos of cocaine would be making their way through Roberson County to La Grange. Officers intercepted those involved as well as the drugs in Roberson County while simultaneously arresting the buyer in La Grange.

Former North Carolina Senator could face fraud charges

A federal criminal investigation into the possible misappropriation of campaign funds by former North Carolina Senator and 2004 Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards is nearing its conclusion. The investigation seeks to prove Mr. Edwards illegally gave campaign funds to an ex-lover to keep her quiet about their affair during his 2008 bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination.

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