Recently, a local mother learned her son had died from a drug overdose suspected to be heroin. When toxicology reports were analyzed, the labs found no heroin in his system--instead, it was an alarming mix of other substances that may be becoming more popular around North Carolina.
Night shift workers in North Carolina and across the country are more likely to get into car crashes, according to a study. The research was conducted by scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
When you think of drug charges, the first thing that may come to mind is a drug dealer. You do not need to sell narcotics to end up with a criminal drug charge in North Carolina. If you are apprehended and it is found you have opioids or prescription drugs on your person that you do not have a legal prescription for, you could end up with criminal drug charges.
North Carolina residents aren't the only ones reeling from deadly car crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 37,461 traffic fatalities in the U.S. in 2016. This marks a nine-year high, with only 2007 surpassing the total with 41,259 deaths.