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Henderson police seized 150,000 doses of heroin, worth about $1 million, after making a traffic stop on Interstate 85 on Wednesday.

HENDERSON — Police say a Wednesday morning traffic stop on Interstate 85 netted the seizure of about $1 million worth of heroin and the arrest of the woman who was driving the vehicle.

Niamani Faith Dantzler-Sneed, 25, of Henderson faces three counts of trafficking heroin, possession of heroin with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, maintaining a vehicle to keep controlled substances, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

She was held pending a $231,000 secured bond, Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow said.

Authorities didn’t release much information about the stop or what prompted it, but Barrow did say officers seized 150,000 “dosage units” of heroin, two containers of marijuana and $742 in cash.

Henderson police had help during the stop from the Vance County Sheriff’s Office, which sent a canine and its handler to assist, Capt. Joseph Ferguson said.

Police have charged Dantzler-Sneed “with everything we could charge her with at this point in time,” Ferguson said.

But the case “could potential go federal,” he said, alluding to a process authorities sometimes use to escalate a prosecution and its consequences.

Contact Ray Gronberg at or by phone at 252-436-2850.

Contact Ray Gronberg at or by phone at 252-436-2850.