Deputies said a traffic stop turned up more than five ounces of cocaine, valued at nearly $15,000.
Deputies with the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office say on Tuesday, they stopped a 2007 Didge Nitro on Highway 17 just outside of Elizabeth City.
Investigators said after a search, they found $5,729 in cash and more than five ounces of cocaine in the car; enough that officials believed driver Curtis Smith was arrested.
The Allentown, Pennsylvania man was charged with three counts of trafficking cocaine and one count of maintaining a place to store the drug.
Smith's bond was set at $70,000 and is set to make his first court appearance on Thursday in Pasquotank County.
Deputies said further investigation is being done by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the U.S. Attorney's Office is considering pursuing a federal complaint or indictment for Smith and any conspirators.