Take Back NC New approach to tackle opioid abuse and violent crimes

first_img This is something that will soon change.“The county commissioners for New Hanover County are also looking to fund prosecutor out of my office that will be stationed here for New Hanover County as opposed to a regional prosecutor and handle New Hanover County cases at the federal level,” David said.The new initiative will focus on the fight against violent crime, opioid abuse and deaths related to that abuse.Related Article: 1 dead, 4 injured in shooting near Nipsey Hussle funeral procession route“Our two priorities are violent criminals and career criminals committing any crimes that means heroin and fentanyl dealers. It means violent gang members that are killing and shooting up this place to support their turf and it means were doing everything we can,” David said.David said this is a positive, additional step for the city. New Hanover County would pay for one prosecutor, while federal funds will pay for another. County Commissioner Rob Zapple said the board is all in favor.“Absolutely supportive to try to get a handle on drug and gang crime that is here,” Zapple said. “Our sheriffs and Wilmington Police Department have done a wonderful job over the years in getting control over violent crime this will give us just one more tool that we can use here to do the best we can.”David said the new prosecutor will begin in June.Zapple said they are also set to approve budget funding that will go towards more treatment and treatment facilities. Ben David (Photo: Basil John/WWAY) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Take back North Carolina. That’s the initiative the United States Attorney’s Office announced Monday. It is another tool to combat violent and drug crime in our area.“There are 51 federal prosecutors in the 44 counties of eastern North Carolina and they all live in Raleigh,” District Attorney Ben David said.- Advertisement – last_img

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