On the evening of November 20, 2019, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division assisted the North Carolina Highway Patrol with a traffic stop on NC Hwy 12 near the Coquina Beach area. During the traffic stop, a search
of the vehicle was conducted and an amount of illegal controlled substances were seized. There were more than 600 grams of marijuana, approximately 2 ounces of concentrated THC Wax and approximately 50 doses of THC Gummies. Also seized during the traffic stop was an amount of US Currency. David Lysle Mcelhaney, M/36, Stugis Rd, Norfolk, VA was charged with Felony Possession of more than 1.5 ounces of Marijuana and Felony Possession with the Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana. Mcelhaney was released on a $4,000 secured bond.