Atlantic City law enforcement executed a major drug raid at a local residence and reportedly seized more than 6,000 bags of heroin.
The raid was preceded by good police work by an Atlantic City patrol officer involved in a narcotics investigation. The cop happened to see a possible drug transaction near the intersection of South Carolina Avenue and Bacharach Boulevard in the middle of the afternoon. The police officer arrested the alleged drug buyer, while other officers chased down the alleged drug dealer. After putting the alleged dealer in handcuffs, police searched the man’s clothes and reportedly found him in possession of 34 bags of heroin. The alleged buyer also reportedly had illegal drugs – marijuana – in her possession.
Authorities later got a search warrant for the main suspect’s home, which is located on the 1500 block of Magellan Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey. While searching the house, AC cops allegedly discovered 6,325 bags filled with heroin and approximately one ounce of unprocessed heroin. Police officers also seized roughly $8K in cash that authorities believe represents the proceeds of illegal drug transactions throughout Atlantic County.
Three Atlantic City residents were ultimately placed under arrest by Atlantic City police and charged with various drug crimes, including heroin distribution and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. The main suspect also faces criminal charges for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) within 500 feet of a public zone, which could magnify the potential penalties if he is convicted.
Moreover, detectives with the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section are still actively investigating the suspects, which means that additional criminal charges could be forthcoming.
The main suspect who reportedly owns the AC residence that was raided by law enforcement is currently in police custody at the Atlantic County Justice Facility in Mays Landing, NJ. Meanwhile, the other two suspects were released on their own recognizances. They will need to appear in court at a later date to address the drug crime charges against them.
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