Local Leads: 2/24/11

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    The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

    OPERATION "COTTON CANDY"
    Insidenova.com: " An eight-month investigation dubbed "Operation Cotton Candy" has resulted in 12 Bristow and Manassas residents being charged with prescription drug fraud and trafficking. The individuals were allegedly involved with the drug offenses in Northern Virginia, according to a United States Attorney’s Office press release. The 12 people charged include alleged street level dealers and their suppliers, officials said. They are accused of obtaining Oxycodone by prescription fraud and distributing fraudulently-obtained Oxycodone pills, according to the release."

    "TOTAL PACKAGE" CAN DANCE
    Gazette: "Male exotic dancer Ed Cloyd, who goes by the stage name "Total Package" at clubs in Prince George's and Washington, D.C., will not have to wear Band-Aids over his nipples when he dances close to customers. The injunction of the Maryland Strip Club Law, which would have limited the way entertainers could dance, dress and behave in Prince George's County venues that sell alcohol, was upheld Feb. 17 by U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge James A. Wynn."

    FREE CHILI!
    wtop.com: "With rain in the forecast, this could be a good day for a bowl of chili. Did you know it's National Chili Day?  For the holiday, Hard Times Cafe is offering a free bowl of chili with any purchase."