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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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Detox center has grand opening in Atlantic City

Melissa Angelo had made her life in Florida when she got called about starting a detox center in Atlantic County. Her friend, Hansen House founder Jennifer Hansen, knew the area needed one. So did Angelo. But she was pregnant at the time and not ready to make a move. But Hansen kept going with the idea. Fast forward a few years — and to a now-4-year-old daughter — and Angelo and her husband are helping
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Nearly $850,000 in drugs seized, 31 charged in Ocean County led bust

A street-level drug deal in Ocean County ended up disrupting flow of drugs into seven counties, and the dismantling of nine drug-production facilities, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato announced this week. Thirty-one people have been charged, as authorities seized nearly $850,000 worth of drugs and 20 guns. It was the county’s first investigation as part of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area partnership, and the largest seizure in terms of drugs, money and scope in
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Former local basketball star arrested with more than 3,300 bags of heroin

A former Atlantic City basketball star arrested on drug and gun charges last year is back in jail after police recovered more than 3,300 bags of heroin. Khalif Toombs, 29, was arrested Wednesday, after an investigation by the city’s Special Investigations Section into drug distribution in the 1300 block of Mediterranean Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Toombs was seen leaving a residence and making several drug sales. Detectives stopped Toombs and found 60 bags of
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Ten charged in deadly Atlantic County drug-trafficking network

Ten people who allegedly worked for a drug-ring run by an Atlantic City man charged in three drug deaths have been indicted. Five of them are also charged with drug-inducted death strict liability. George Stokes allegedly ran the narcotics-trafficking network that has been linked to the fentanyl-related deaths of Hector Santos, William Ang, and Caroline Boothby, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. “Drug dealers should be aware that if you sell drugs that cause the death of
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