Elizabeth City man arrested after police seize 10,000 units of fentanyl during Chesapeake traffic stop

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Posted at 10:15 AM, Jun 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-05 07:33:37-04

PASQUOTANK Co., N.C. - An Elizabeth City man was arrested after deputies found 10,000 units of fentanyl in the man's vehicle during a traffic stop.

According to the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office, on June 2, officers from the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, Elizabeth City Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, Chesapeake Police Department and Virginia Beach Police Department collaborated to seize approximately 10,000 dosage units of fentanyl during a traffic stop in Chesapeake, Virginia.

The driver, 30-year-old Jamaal Edward Dance, was arrested after the fentanyl was discovered.

Further investigation determined that Dance was transporting the fentanyl from Chesapeake, Virginia to the Elizabeth City area for distribution.

Deputies also executed a search warrant on Dance's home, where they found two loaded firearms and nearly $1,000 in currency.

Dance was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to sell and is being held in the Chesapeake City Jail with no bond.

The case will be reviewed by the District Attorney's Office and the United States Attorney's Office, where Dance may face additional state or federal charges.