Stockton offers Recovery Court graduate road back to education

Luana Cordeiro was just a week away from graduating Kean University in 2009. That’s when the then-struggling addict got swallowed in a haze of heroin and cocaine. She missed her finals and didn’t graduate. Mourning what she lost, she slipped further into her addiction, spending time in and out of rehabs and jail. But on … Read moreStockton offers Recovery Court graduate road back to education

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 … Read moreAdmitted leader of Atlantic County drug-trafficking ring released pending sentencing

Two arrested with drugs and gun in Atlantic City

An Atlantic City man with a history of drug and gun charges was arrested with both Tuesday, according to new charges. Special Investigation Section Detectives Brian Hambrecht and Ermindo Marsini were patrolling the beach block of Ocean Avenue just before 10 p.m., in response to residents’ complaints about drugs there, when they became suspicious of … Read moreTwo arrested with drugs and gun in Atlantic City

Texas men sentenced in trafficking of $230,000 worth of cocaine to Atlantic City

Two Texas men caught bringing five kilograms of cocaine into Atlantic City were sentenced to prison Friday. Esiquio Salgado, 34, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison, with five years of parole ineligibility. Cristano Ramirez, 31, received a 10-year term, with three years without parole. Both men pleaded guilty in June to first-degree possession … Read moreTexas men sentenced in trafficking of $230,000 worth of cocaine to Atlantic City

Five arrested for dealing drugs out of Stanley Holmes

Five Atlantic City men were arrested for allegedly dealing drugs in Stanley Holmes . A two-month investigation by Detective Brian Hambrecht resulted in a search of the home on the 300 block of New York Avenue on Friday, across from the village, where the main dealing was allegedly happening. Cocaine and heroin were found inside … Read moreFive arrested for dealing drugs out of Stanley Holmes