Suspected teen gang member arrested on gun, drug charges at Wildcats game

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Authorities arrested a 15-year-old suspected gang member Monday night at New Hanover High School in connection to drug-related charges.

According to officials, a student approached officers to report a stolen cell phone after the Screaming Eagles/Wildcats basketball game.

Officers found the suspect outside the school and smelled what they thought was marijuana when they approached him.

After searching the suspect, officials found the stolen cell phone, heroin, and a loaded .22 caliber pistol.

The victim refused to press charges for the stolen cell phone, but the teen was charged for possession of a firearm on campus and possession of heroin.

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