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Four arrested with cocaine, heroin in Atlantic City

Three women and a man were arrested on drug charges Wednesday in Atlantic City. Warrants simultaneously served at 1609 and 1611 Drexel Place were the result of investigations by Detectives Will Herrerias and Jeff Rivera, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Christopher Weldon and Chelsea Ritzel were arrested were arrested at 1609 Drexel, where 21 grams of cocaine were found, according to the report. Rajeri Curry and Kaytisha Waddell were arrested at 1611 Drexel, where there were
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Car stop leads to 224 grams of crystal meth in Galloway

A man was arrested with 224 grams of crystal meth in his car after fleeing a stop in Galloway Township, police said. An officer tried to pull over Jordan Ragland in the area of Robin Lane and Aloe Street at 2:11 p.m. Sunday, police said. Ragland allegedly tried to flee by driving behind Absecon Mills, where he struck a storage container. He then kept driving and was arrested at the end of Robin Lane, where
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Merchant complaints lead to drugs and gun arrest in Atlantic City

Atlantic City merchant complaints led to two arrests, a loaded gun and drugs, police said. Officers Eric Evans and Kevin Perez conducted surveillance in the 1800 block of Atlantic Avenue after business owner complains about drug dealing and possession in the area, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The officers saw a drug sale at 4:42 p.m. Monday, in the entrance of a convenience store on the block, according to the report. After the sale, the two
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Recovery community comes together to find solutions for Atlantic County

In Atlantic County, everyone, it seems has an addiction story. “There’s no stranger to it,” Atlantic County Sheriff Eric Scheffler said. “There’s no boundaries.” But there have been obstacles. Those in recovery — and their loved ones — know better than anyone. Community members came together Thursday at Mainland Regional High School for Empowering the Recovery Community to Impact Change. Leaders in the community spoke of the struggles and what’s available. But they also had
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Pair wanted for allegedly running drug-facility out of Brigantine home

A man and woman are wanted for allegedly running a drug-distribution facility out of a Brigantine home. More than $150,000 worth of drugs were recovered in two separate investigations into drug-distribution facilities led jointly by Atlantic City police and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. An Absecon man is in custody for allegedly running a drug-distribution facility out of his home. On Jan. 2, officers found 6,400 bags of heroin, 210 grams of cocaine and
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Group to discuss danger of legalizing marijuana

What would legalizing marijuana mean for New Jersey? While it’s been discussed as a potential money-maker, Join Together Atlantic County has a different take. On Thursday, the Atlantic County substance misuse prevention coalition and Atlantic Prevention Resources will host an event discussing the legalization of marijuana. Keynote speaker Ed Shemelya is national coordinator of the National Marijuana Initiative, responsible for assisting and improving the capabilities of the 32 high-intensity drug-trafficking areas nationwide. The event is
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Atlantic City drug-production facility allegedly included their own stamps

Two Atlantic City cousins had a full-service drug-production facility that included their own stamp, according to charges by the state. Ahmad Williams was ordered held pending trial Thursday, after a judge heard some of the evidence against him. “I believe that the defendant is a significant danger to the community,” Superior Court Judge Benjamin Podolnick said, going against the public safety assessment recommendation for release with conditions. Williams, 23, had been on probation seven months
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Atlantic County gets first training for certified peer recovery specialists

Recovery Force of Atlantic County is the first in the state now licensed to train credentialed peer specialists. The Brigantine-based center founded by Robert Catalano Jr., has partnered with the Hansen Foundation to form what it called “the premier model” for recovery support success. “Developing a complete recovery community and workforce of peers with lived experience is the only way to create a long-term model that keeps treatment where it is but surrounds it with
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Atlantic City police arrest two, recover 5,200 bags of heroin

More than 5,200 bags of heroin were recovered and two Atlantic City men arrested after tips from concerned residents led police to the 1300 block of Baltic Avenue. Detectives Brian Hambrecht and Will Herrerias on Friday stopped two men who were leaving a motor vehicle as a part of an investigation into these tips, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The driver, Michael Stewart, 58, was found in possession of seven bricks of heroin, or 350 individual
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Atlantic City cousins charged with running drug-distribution facility

Two Atlantic City cousins are charged with maintaining and operating a drug production facility after investigators seized more than 1,000 bags of heroin and nearly 4 grams of unbagged heroin from inside their residence. Ahmaad Williams, 23, and Yahshaun Stukes-Williams, 20, were arrested after members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, and the Atlantic County Regional SWAT Team searched the home at 810 N. Maryland Ave. on Monday, Atlantic County
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