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A Southport police officer killed when he crashed his cruiser last month while off duty had been suffering from depression and anxiety, according to a medical examiner's report obtained by WWAY. According to the report, Freeman died of multiple blunt force injuries in the crash.

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Agents with the FBI's Coastal Carolina Criminal Enterprise Task Force, along with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and the Robeson County Sheriff's Office, made the arrests. Deputies with the BCSO Special Operations Unit performed a traffic stop on Green Hill Road at approximately 5 p.m. Four ounces of crack/cocaine was discovered after a K9 search of the vehicle.

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An off-duty Southport police officer had a blood-alcohol content of more than two times the legal driving limit in the state when he was killed in a single-car crash, according to a toxicology report released Thursday. Officer Jason Freeman, 29, was driving his patrol car an estimated 100 mph on Stone Chimney Road at around 5:20 a.m. on March 12 when he ran off the road to the right and hit a ditch, causing his vehicle to overturn, according to a State Highway Patrol crash report.

SOURCE: Topix.com

A Walgreens store in Brunswick County paid several hundred dollars in fines to the state of North Carolina because of problems with its price scanner, resulting in overcharges. The Walgreens at 5098 Southport Supply Road in Southport was one of five stores across the state penalized so far this year.

SOURCE: Topix.com

In addition to alcohol, speed has also been determined as a factor in a crash that killed a Southport police officer early morning March 12, according to a North Carolina State Highway Patrol collision report released Thursday. access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content! If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Brunswick Beacon, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

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