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Five arrested for dealing drugs out of Stanley Holmes apartment

Five Atlantic City men were arrested for allegedly dealing drugs out of a home in Stanley Holmes Village. 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. Cocaine and heroin were found inside the residence, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Anthony Hamilton, 31; Nafis Hamilton, 36, and Tarik Hopkins, 35, each space was charged with various drug offenses, including two counts
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Man was allegedly drunk, possessed heroin when crashed with toddler in car

A Mays Landing man was drunk and had heroin in his car when he crashed in a parking lot with his young daughter in the car, police said. Justin Tamanini, 23, is charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a minor in the vehicle, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia in the Sunday night crash. Police were called to the parking lot of the Mays Landing Diner at 10:35 p.m. for a single-car
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Three arrested allegedly bringing $1 million worth of heroin into Atlantic City

Three men allegedly trafficking large amounts of heroin into Atlantic City were arrested last week with about 3½ kilograms of fentanyl-laced heroin. The approximately $300,000 worth of drugs could have sold on the street for more than $1 million, once packaged, Attorney General Christopher Porrino said. An investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force and its partner agencies found the organization was transporting heroin from Mexico to the New York City area, and into Atlantic
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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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Doctors acting as drug dealers are focus of AG’s new tipline

The opiate and heroin epidemic got much of its start in doctors’ offices. “I was surprised to see that doctors, at times, are at the root of the problem,” Criminal Justice Director Elie Honig told BreakingAC last month. “You see a doctor as a responsible authority figure, but some are functioning as pill mills, indiscriminately prescribing opiates.” Now, state Attorney General Christopher Porrino is asking for the public to help find these doctors, and put
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Atlantic County has four overdose deaths, thousands in drug seizures in one week

Four families lost loved ones to drug overdoses, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced Thursday. There are several investigations into the deaths related to heroin and/or fentanyl, and have been arrests, Tyner said. The names are being withheld at this time. He also pointed out that it was a week that saw thousands of bags of heroin taken off the streets in arrests in Linwood, Northfield and Atlantic City. The street value of the approximately
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State handling drug epidemic from all sides, Criminal Justice director says

Two California truck drivers in court Friday for trafficking millions of dollars in drugs through New Jersey Interstate 78 are just part of how the state is cracking down on the growing drug epidemic. “I don’t think the solution solely relies on law enforcement and arrests,” said Elie Honig, director of the state Division of Criminal Justice. “It’s vital that we address rehabilitation and treatment needs on the demand side,” Honig said in an interview with BreakingAC.
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Trucker sentenced to 10 years for transporting 36 kilograms of heroin via NJ interstate

A California truck driver who New Jersey State Police found transporting more than $10 million worth heroin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday. Oscar Franco, 59, of Chula Vista, Calif., was arrested Aug. 14, when a routine commercial inspection led to the discovery of 36 kilograms of heroin inside duffel bags. Trooper Brian Dolinsky noticed significant irregularities in Franco’s bill of lading and logbook, authorities said. His trip from San Diego also included unexplained
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Trucker pleads guilty in NJSP seizure of 64 kilos of heroin

A California truck driver who New Jersey State Police found trafficking 74 kilograms of drugs on a Warren County highway pleaded guilty Friday. Henry Cruz Ventura, 40, of Los Angeles, will face 10 years in state prison when he is sentenced June 23, after pleading guilty to first-degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Ventura was arrested Aug. 23, after a routine commercial vehicle safety inspection resulted in troopers finding 64 kilograms of heroin
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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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