More and more North Carolina residents are being given a second chance at a clean criminal record, according to North Carolina records. In the past 10 years, more than 76,000 expungements have been granted in North Carolina.
A bill that would help ex-cons who are working toward a fresh start is before the North Carolina legislature. The bill, House Bill 641, would only provide a measure of relief to ex-cons who were convicted of Class G felonies or lesser crimes.
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.
The case against three North Carolina State University football players facing drug charges filed in April was dismissed by a Wake County judge this week.