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.