Apr 18, 2024 - News

The Tea: A potential ban on "gas station heroin"

Illustration of a spilled teacup with tea spilling out, and "The Tea" written in the the spilled liquid.

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❌ North Carolina lawmakers are considering making the drug tianeptine, sometimes referred to as "gas station heroin," a controlled substance. It's widely available in convenience stores and vape shops. (WRAL)

🏀 N.C. State guard DJ Horne is entering his name into the NBA draft. (News & Observer 🔒)

The decision by Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson's wife Yolanda Hill to close her nonprofit Balanced Nutrition came as the state was set to conduct a compliance review of the organization. (CBS17)

💰 Proponents are pushing for Durham's guaranteed income pilot for formerly incarcerated people to continue, citing the fact that no one was re-incarcerated during it. (ABC11)

🚔 A Florida state trooper was injured on Monday in a car crash allegedly involving former U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn. (Miami Herald 🔒)

🌫️ Notice a haze and the smell of smoke the past few days? There were prescribed fires out at Falls Lake and Jordan Lake.

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