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December 2016 Archives

Preventing your guests from drunk driving

Everyone loves a fun party, but there always needs to be some ground rules. Keeping everyone's safety in mind doesn't mean the fun has to end. If you're throwing a party, you have a responsibility to ensure your guests don't drink and drive. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind to prevent drunk driving.

Four taken into custody in Fayetteville strip club raid

Three men and a woman are facing a variety of drug and drug-related charges following a raid on a strip club in Fayetteville conducted by Alcohol Law Enforcement, a branch of North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigations. The raid was conducted at a club on Bragg Boulevard on Dec. 16. A man and several vehicles had been shot in the parking lot of the strip club a week before.

Wave of synthetic drugs worries lawmakers and police

Dangerous and extremely powerful synthetic drugs have police and lawmakers in North Carolina and around the country concerned. The makers of these substances frequently tinker with their formulations in order to stay one step ahead of federal and state drug laws, and this means that compounds that can have unpredictable effects on those who consume them are sometimes offered for sale openly in gas stations and convenience stores.

2 men accused of making drug deliveries

Two men who were under investigation by authorities in North Carolina were taken into custody after a traffic stop. The 67-year-old and 36-year-old men, both from Georgia, were accused of delivering controlled substances to Cherokee County. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the North Carolina Highway Patrol and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation were all involved in the probe.

AAA report reveals the dangers of drowsy driving

Motorists in North Carolina and around the country who get behind the wheel after only four or five hours of sleep have approximately the same chances of being involved in a collision as drunk drivers, according to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released on Dec. 6. This level of fatigue makes a crash four times more likely according to the research group, and even motorists who sleep for five or six hours before driving are twice as likely to be involved in an accident.

Other substances may test positive as cocaine or meth

Drivers in North Carolina and throughout the country who are carrying baking soda, tortilla flour, candy and vitamins for their personal use should be sure that those items are kept in their original containers. A cheap identification kit used by some law enforcement officials is giving a positive result for cocaine when these substances are tested.

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