Eastern North Carolina man facing drug, firearm charges

Published 12:39 pm Thursday, June 2, 2022

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The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has reported the arrest of a Washington man on drug and firearm charges.

According to a BCSO press release, investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Jaquan Kinlaw, 26, of Washington, on May 11, 2022. Kinlaw was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver fentanyl, a schedule II controlled substance; possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana; maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of keeping and selling a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed gun.

Kinlaw’s arrest stemmed from an investigation after information was received that he was involved in the distribution of pills containing fentanyl and investigators made purchases of pills containing fentanyl from him, according to the release.

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“Investigators conducted a traffic stop on Kinlaw and conducted a search after K-9 Bodi alerted,” stated the release. “Investigators found pills suspected to contain Fentanyl, marijuana packaged for resale, a digital scale and a 9mm Pistol.”

Kinlaw was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond.