Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week.
•Police charged Michael Kelly McPaul, 34, of 7611 Swamp Fox Hwy. E., Tabor City, with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $2,000 secured bond.
•Police charged Donald Richardson Porterfield, 46, 120 N.E. 7th St., Oak Island, with shoplifting. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $500 secured bond.