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BRCC student goes from prison to top N.C. award

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Paralee Cox left behind a background in drug trafficking for a community college degree and certificate as a surgical technician, a turnaround so impressive that she is the North Carolina Community College System student of the year for 2022.   Read Story »

Tags: BRCC | drug abuse | substance abuse | drug addiction | substance abuse treatment

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Family turns loss into crusade to help addicts avoid drug ODs

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The pain returned, still raw, as Lynette Oliver remembered that awful day nearly four years ago when she found her son dead.   Read Story »

Tags: drug abuse | drug overdoses | substance abuse | drug addiction | substance abuse treatment

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Student leaders pledge to combat substance abuse

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Henderson County high school students who have pledged to combat drug abuse stood and listened to a proclamation read by County Commissioner Rebecca McCall on Wednesday ahead of "We Are Hope" substance abuse awareness week March 7-11.   Read Story »

Tags: drug abuse | drug overdoses | substance abuse

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don’t miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: drug abuse | Jennifer Hensley | substance abuse

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County, Free Clinics recognized for substance abuse program at jail

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Henderson County's partnership with The Free Clinics to address substance abuse among jail inmates has received a 2020 Local Government Federal Credit Union Excellence in Innovation Award from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.   Read Story »

Tags: Free Clinics | drug abuse | substance abuse | Henderson County jail | Henderson County detention center

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Hendersonville man sent to prison on federal drug charges

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ASHEVILLE –A 32-year-old Hendersonville man was sentencend to 13 years in prison on drug charges and ordered to serve five years under court supervision upon completion of his prison term, U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: drug abuse | drug trafficking

Henderson County News

Drug squad seizes 2 pounds of meth in Zirconia bust

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Tags: drug abuse | methamphetamine | drug trafficking

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Deputies bust 33 in drug, larceny, domestic violence sweep

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Tags: burglaries | drug abuse | drug trafficking

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Separate drug busts net nine arrests

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Tags: drug abuse | methamphetamine | drug trafficking

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Two charged with meth sales

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Henderson County sheriff’s deputies charged two people with multiple drug felonies after investigating a tip that methamphetamine was being distributed from a house at 3290 Asheville Highway.   Read Story »

Tags: drug abuse | drugs | methamphetamine

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Hotel guests busted for guns, meth and opioids

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Tags: drug abuse | drugs

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Lightning | drug abuse

Henderson County News

Garage owner charged with pot, making potent THC

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The owner of the Grease Monkey Garage at 147A 1st Avenue East in Hendersonville was charged with multiple felony counts after Henderson County sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at the business on Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: drug abuse | marijuana | drugs

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Officials warn of deadly synthetic opioids

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State health officials are alerting law enforcement and medical professionals of potent synthetic opioids, including furanylfentanyl, following at least 19 related fatalities in North Carolina since the beginning of this year.   Read Story »

Tags: drug abuse | HopeRx

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Coalition launching fight against prescription drug abuse

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A coalition of health care providers, nonprofit agencies, educators and concerned parents will launch a countywide initiative next week to fight prescription abuse in Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: health care | non-profit organizations | crime | drug abuse | mental health

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Posing as home aide, woman stole money and drugs, detectives say

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A 25-year-old Hendersonville woman who worked as a home health aide was charged with larceny, identity theft and forging prescriptions while working in homes in Henderson and Transylvania counties, authorities said.     Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Sheriff's Department | crime | drug abuse | prescription drug abuse