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Atlantic City police find more than pound of marijuana during car stop

Two Atlantic City men were arrested after police found a pound of marijuana during a car stop Friday. Michael Williams Jr., 30, was stopped for several driving violations at about 6:50 p.m. on the Atlantic City Connector, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. As Officers Christopher Dodson and Shayne Dugan approached the car, they smelled raw, unburned marijuana and air freshener, which is often used to mask the smell of drugs, Fair said. Williams and his passenger,
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Organ donation gives hope to Somers Point family after loss to addiction

Vincent Battipaglia’s family feared his addiction would take his life. But after the worst happened this past October, they found something to give them hope, they said Friday. The 27-year-old Somers Point man’s organs helped save two others people’s lives. The family was honored yesterday during a ceremony for the Gift of Life Donor Program at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus. The hospital is one of 131 in the South Jersey/eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware region that
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Illinois man arrested after accidentally shooting friend in casino parking garage

A man was shot and his friend arrested after a gun accidentally went off inside a car in a casino parking garage, police said. Kevin Neeld, 19, of Hamilton Township, came into the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus in Galloway Township at about 11:20 p.m. with a gunshot wound, police said. He told police he was shot in Atlantic City. An investigation by the city’s Violent Crimes Unit led to the arrest of Joseph Crouch, 20,
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Galloway teen arrested with the parts to make an assault rifle, police say

A 16-year-old Galloway Township teen already on probation for having a gun on school property was arrested Wednesday on gun and drug charges. Galloway police received a tip Thursday that a juvenile resident had the parts to assemble a firearm, police said. After an investigation, they found that the teen — whose name is not being released due to his age — had all the parts and tools needed to assemble a fully functional semiautomatic
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Galloway teen arrested with the parts to make an assault rifle, police say

A 16-year-old Galloway Township teen already on probation for having a gun on school property was arrested Wednesday on gun and drug charges. Galloway police received a tip Thursday that a juvenile resident had the parts to assemble a firearm, police said. After an investigation, they found that the teen — whose name is not being released due to his age — had all the parts and tools needed to assemble a fully functional semiautomatic
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Texas men indicted for allegedly trafficking five kilos of cocaine into South Jersey

Two Texas residents who were allegedly trafficking more than a quarter-million dollars of cocaine into South Jersey were indicted Thursday on distribution and conspiracy charges. An investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations found that Esiquio Salgado, 33, and Cristano Ramirez, 31, planned to bring five kilograms of cocaine to a South Jersey location on Oct. 18 of last year. The two arrived at the location in a vehicle with Connecticut
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Texas men indicted for allegedly trafficking five kilos of cocaine into South Jersey

Two Texas residents who were allegedly trafficking more than a quarter-million dollars of cocaine into South Jersey were indicted Thursday on distribution and conspiracy charges. An investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations found that Esiquio Salgado, 33, and Cristano Ramirez, 31, planned to bring five kilograms of cocaine to a South Jersey location on Oct. 18 of last year. The two arrived at the location in a vehicle with Connecticut
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Atlantic City police arrest five, recover stolen vehicle and drugs within 45 minutes

Atlantic City police arrested five people, recovered a stolen vehicle, along with heroin, cocaine and marijuana within 45 minutes Tuesday. The five were arrested in two separate early morning car stops. At 2:06 a.m., Detective Garry Stowe saw a car reported stolen from Atlantic City at Kentucky and Pacific avenues, and stopped it, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Justin Figueroa, 22, of Atlantic City; Damon Stevenson, of 25, of Trenton, and Maxine Anderson, 22, of Wilmington,
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Pleasantville man wanted in Atlantic City shooting surrenders to police

A Pleasantville man wanted in an Atlantic City shooting turned himself in Tuesday. Laquea Boggs, 20, and an unknown man allegedly exchanged gun fire in the 300 block of North Virginia Avenue on March 9, according to the investigation by the city’s Violent Crimes Unit. Quaheim Garner, 20, of Pleasantville, was caught in the crossfire, police said. Boggs was identified as one of the shooters about a week later, and sought on charges of aggravated
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Pleasantville man wanted in Atlantic City shooting surrenders to police

A Pleasantville man wanted in an Atlantic City shooting turned himself in Tuesday. Laquea Boggs, 20, and an unknown man allegedly exchanged gun fire in the 300 block of North Virginia Avenue on March 9, according to the investigation by the city’s Violent Crimes Unit. Quaheim Garner, 20, of Pleasantville, was caught in the crossfire, police said. Boggs was identified as one of the shooters about a week later, and sought on charges of aggravated
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