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Admitted leader of drug-trafficking network sentenced to 18 years in prison

The admitted leader of a drug-trafficking network was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday. Frank Gulli, 38, who had several residences in Atlantic County, pleaded guilty in May to leading a narcotics-trafficking network, possession of more than a half-ounce of heroin and/or fentanyl and possession of heroin/fentanyl in a public zone. He must serve at least half his sentence before he is eligible for parole. Detectives seized more than 80 bricks of heroin and
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Man sentenced to 19 years in prison for leading mail-order cocaine business

A Mercer County man who running a mail-order cocaine and designer drug business was sentenced to 19 years in prison Thursday in Atlantic County. A dozen people were charged in the enterprise which was discovered by a detective looking into white supremacist groups in Atlantic City. The investigation, dubbed Operation Skin Deep, yielded a quarter-million dollars in cash, a quarter-kilogram of cocaine, diamond jewelry, gold bars, numerous rounds of ammunition, firearm silencers, and cocaine testing,
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Complaints lead to a dozen drug arrests in Atlantic City

Complaints by Atlantic City residents and merchants led to a dozen drug arrests, police said. Surveillance targeted drug dealers in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue, and led to the arrests that included four 17-year-olds and recovery of heroin, cocaine and marijuana, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The investigation was led by Detective Jefferson Rivera. All were charged with at least possession, with some additionally charged with distribution and possession with intent. Daniel Woods-Blackwell, 27, of
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Hammonton man indicted on 27 counts in drug case

A Hammonton man was indicted on 27 drug charges after crack, crystal meth and heroin were found during a search of his home, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Juan Reyes, 32, faces various possession and distribution charges after approximately four ounces of crack cocaine, an ounce of crystal methamphetamine and two grams of uncut/unpackaged heroin. The home on Fairview Avenue was searched March 29, by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics
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EHT man pleads guilty to causing 2016 fentanyl-related death

An Egg Harbor Township man has pleaded guilty to causing a 2016 overdose death. Jamal Campos, 26, was arrested during at raid at the Bayview Inn & Suites last August. He pleaded guilty Thursday to causing the April 22, 2016 overdose death of Adam O’Gara in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced Tuesday. An investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office led to fentanyl that was distributed by Campos, Tyner said. Campos
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EHT man sentenced to 15 years for running heroin production facility

An Egg Harbor Township man accused of running a drug production facility was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday. Ismael Martinez, 33, had about 3 kilograms of heroin, more than a half-ounce of cocaine when an Absecon address was searched in October, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Martinez was indicted in January and later pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute and first-degree maintaining/operation of a heroin production facility,
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AtlantiCare employment, incarceration alternatives announced at state’s largest drug court graduation

“You’re going to have a lot of people who hate your recovery,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner told the state’s largest ever drug court graduation class. “Don’t let anyone steal your recovery from you.” Tuesday marked the end of court oversight for 77 participants in the county’s court that has officially been renamed Recovery Court. In his brief tenure as a Superior Court judge, Tyner said he got a unique look at what addiction does.
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State’s largest drug court class set to graduate Tuesday

The largest drug court class in state history will graduate from the state’s largest drug court Tuesday afternoon. But the biggest accomplishment is that it’s no longer called drug court. About 80 people will graduate from the newly named Recovery Court in a ceremony at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing. Superior Court Judge Mark Sandson — who oversees the court for Atlantic and Cape May counties — got approval to change the name,
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Admitted leader of Atlantic County drug-trafficking ring released pending sentencing

An admitted leader of a drug-trafficking ring has been released on an ankle monitor pending sentencing. Ameer Stephens, 36, pleaded guilty last week to a leadership role in a heroin and cocaine ring that resulted in the seizure of more than a half-million dollars’ worth of drugs, including deadly fentanyl. He also admitted that he knew a there was a .40-caliber Glock semi-automatic handgun in the vehicle police seized from his Galloway Township home. After
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Atlantic City natives looking to help other addicts with Minor Adjustments

Michael Williams Jr. spent 22 years in and out of prison as he struggled with his addiction to drugs. So when the Atlantic City native got clean in 2009, he saw it as a chance not only to help himself, but other battling the same demons. “I was always thinking about helping my community that I used to destroy,” said Williams, who’s better known as Mickey. That led to Minor Adjustments, a nonprofit that offers
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