Raleigh Police Await Extradition of Ex-student

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It’s not often that someone pays his $25,000 bond in cash, but it’s not often, either, that an ex-student from North Carolina State University is arrested with 26 pounds of marijuana in his car. The man was arrested on a traffic stop by a state trooper in Oklahoma, where drug trafficking charges were filed. From
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It’s Business, Not Personal – Fbi Takes Down Organized Crime

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that 800 federal agents and police officers have arrested more than one hundred organized crime associates. It’s the largest Mafia crackdowns in FBI history, the agency said. The charges include murder, racketeering, extortion, loan-sharking, money laundering, gambling and other activities associated with organized crime. Among the 127
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Meth Enforcement Efforts Lead to New Criminal Activity (p. 2)

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In our last post, we were discussing a recent Associated Press report on the unintended consequences of laws limiting the sale of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient of methamphetamine. According to the AP, the laws have created a new problem: “pill brokers.” And, after a brief slump, meth criminal activity is on the rise again. Experts
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Meth Enforcement Efforts Lead to New Criminal Activity

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In 2005, North Carolina joined the majority of the states by passing law restricting the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine. The decongestant is a key ingredient of methamphetamine. By requiring customers to show identification and to sign a register and then limiting the amount of the drug they could purchase in one month, lawmakers hoped
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