Local Interest
1:24 am
Thu August 24, 2006

Drug Arrests on Castle Street

Wilmington, NC – Neighborhood complaints tipped off police to keep an eye on a Castle Street clothing store called "X-Slave Fashions."

Police say that after witnessing what they thought was a drug deal in front of the store, officers arrested the owner and three others.

Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous credits old-fashioned, boots-on-the-street policing for the bust.

"It's like the door-to-door salesmen. If you keep banging on doors, you're going to make a sale. Well, it's the same thing out there. You've just got to keep hammering away at it."

Evangelous says the arrests can only help Castle Street, which some store owners are trying to transition into a more up-scale shopping district. Megan Williams, WHQR News