Maryland Man Arrested In ENC For Drug Trafficking

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Jailers said a man from Maryland was caught in eastern North Carolina on Monday, charged with trafficking drugs.

Detention officers at the Pitt County Jail said 41-year-old Eric Strong was arrested by law enforcement in the east, though he's a wanted man in Maryland.

Strong has been charged with trafficking opium or heroin. His bond was set at $1.5 million dollars.

Jailers said he is awaiting extradition back to Maryland.