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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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Mays Landing man arrested on drug and gun charges

A Mays Landing man was arrested on drug and gun charges after a motor vehicle stop Saturday night. Officer Ronald Gorneau stopped the car after multiple traffic violations, police said. Rashon Purnell, 29, pulled over behind the Holiday Inn Express Absecon just after 5 p.m., then ran, according to the report. Gorneau caught up with Purnell several blocks away. Purnell had about 800 bags of heroin, marijuana, a loaded 9 mm handgun and more than
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Men indicted for bringing $1 million worth of heroin into Atlantic City

Three men accused of bringing more than $1 million worth of drugs into Atlantic City were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday. Edwin Gomez, Steven Torres and Steven Rodriguez were arrested after an investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force last summer found they were bringing about 3½ kilograms of heroin into the city. Torres, 25, and Gomez, 32, both from Brooklyn, were arrested when they arrived at a parking lot on Saint James Place
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Four charged as part of FBI investigation in Pleasantville

Four people were arrested after a two-month investigation into prostitution, gun and drug activity at a Pleasantville hotel. The FBI Child Exploitation Task and Pleasantville police searched two rooms Wednesday at Homestead Lodge on the Black Horse Pike. Henry Lovest, 41, was charged with unlawful possession of a stolen firearm, certain person not to possess a firearm, compelling prostitution and drug offenses. Xena Allen, 22, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and drug offenses. She also
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Third Atlantic County man ordered detained in alleged gang-run gun and drugs case

A third Atlantic County man has been ordered held pending trial in a 97-count guns and drugs case allegedly tied to a local street gang. Tariq Tucker, 26, of Mays Landing, will stay in the Atlantic County Justice Facility until the case is resolved, Superior Court Judge Rodney Cunningham ruled in granting the state’s motion for detention. Co-defendant Isaiah Cooper, 28, of Pleasantville, already was ordered detained. Umar Salahuddin, who along with Cooper is also
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Pleasantville man arrested for guns, drugs two days after car was shot at

A Pleasantville man who said his car was shot at last Monday was arrested two days later after Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office detectives allegedly found two guns and more than 400 bags of heroin in his home. Alexander Neewilly, 22, told police Monday he was near the railroad tracks on Devins Lane in Pleasantville when he fled to the NJ Transit Bus Maintenance Yard after his car had been shot at. On Wednesday, detectives from
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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 two men as they got out of a vehicle, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Alexander Botchway and Christopher Tolbert Jr. were
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Recovery Force finding new way to help in addiction battle

When prescription drugs led to his younger brother’s death three years ago, Robert Catalano Jr. was surprised at how behind Atlantic County was in treating addiction. The clinical psychologist and Holy Spirit graduate had worked in the field for years in Pennsylvania. He even battled his own addiction to alcohol and cocaine. There are few alternatives for those seeking treatment. Beds are full. Local hospitals offer detox programs but they’re only three days. That’s enough
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Pleasantville drug bust goes beyond one arrest, chief says

A recent Pleasantville drug arrest meant more than just one person jailed to residents and police, the city’s chief said. Instead, it pointed out how close the dangers of drugs are to the innocent in the community. After a month-long investigation, the home on the 300 block of West Washington Avenue was raided at about 3 a.m. Monday. Inside, police found alleged drug dealer Jerome Mace, along with 350 wax paper folds believed to contain
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Two searches of Linwood man’s home recover 4,000 bags of heroin, police say

A Linwood man was arrested twice within five days after police allegedly found about 4,000 bags of heroin and prescription drugs during two searches of his home. Richard Roycroft, 30, was released on a summons after he was arrested April 27, when an investigation led to a search of his home. The investigation was a joint effort between Linwood police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, along with police from Brigantine, Egg Harbor
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