NC town could become ‘high intensity drug trafficking area’

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WILMINGTON, N.C. — Heroin seizures are at “unprecedented levels” in Wilmington, but a new title could bring those numbers down.

According to WECT, police chief Ralph Evangelous says he wants to label the city a “high intensity drug trafficking area.”

The new cooperative effort will mean more coordinated strategies to reduce the amount of drugs on the street.

“We’ve had some big seizures of heroin – thousands and thousands of packets,” Evangelous said. “Clearly we have a source issue coming into the city and this is just gonna allow us to tap into that federal funding with this new designation.”

Wilmington City Council will vote whether or not to approve of the new partnership at their meeting Tuesday.

Source: WECT