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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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Opioid-fentanyl maker used every trick in the book’ to illegally push drug, N.J. suit alleges

The state filed a lawsuit Thursday against the maker of an opioid-fentanyl drug, calling the company’s conduct “nothing short of evil.” The four-count lawsuit filed in Middlesex County Superior Court charges that Insys Therapeutics Inc. engaged in a greed-driven campaign of consumer  fraud and submission of false claims to health insurers to increase the market share for its drug Subsys. Subsys was given narrow FDA approval to treat cancer pain in opioid-toleratn people, but instead
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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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Somers Point hosting open talk about heroin, opiate epidemic

Somers Point is hosting a Town Hall meeting Monday night to talk about the opiate problem in the area. The meeting is meant to help parents, teachers and others recognize use, find out what help and resources are available, and hear the impact heroin and other opiates have had on Somers Point and the entire region. The panel is hosted by Promises New Jersey, a Somers Point rehabilitation center that offers in-patient and outpatient care for
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‘Too many names’ as those lost to drug overdose remembered in Ventnor

Tracy Smith had to take a breath. “Too many names,” she said, reading from a list of those lost to drug overdoses. The founder of Speakers for Change — a group inspired by her daughter’s battle with addiction — stood on a stage on the beach behind the Ventnor Community Library reading the names as Mike McGaffney rang a bell after each one. The event marked International Overdose Day, bringing awareness to the hundreds lost
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Overdose Awareness events in Ventnor on Thursday

Free narcan training and a remembrance event will mark International Overdose Awareness Day in Ventnor on Thursday. The day is meant to raise awareness along with reducing the stigma of drug-related deaths. Anyone looking to learn how to administer naloxone — which can reverse the affects of an opiate overdose — is invited to the Ventnor Community Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Then, at 6 p.m., a remembrance will be held on the beach
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Bridgeton man sentenced to 12 years for trafficking heroin in Atlantic City area

A Bridgeton man who admitted to dealing as much as a half-kilogram of heroin a week in the Atlantic City area was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday. Anthony Martin, 34, pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and second-degree possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Martin was arrested during a Dec. 11, 2015, traffic stop as part of an investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force. Inside
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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 the residence, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Anthony Hamilton, 31; Nafis Hamilton, 36, and Tarik Hopkins, 35, each space was charged
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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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