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

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 … Read moreEHT man pleads guilty to causing 2016 fentanyl-related death

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 … Read moreMays Landing man arrested on drug and gun charges

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, … Read moreMen indicted for bringing $1 million worth of heroin into Atlantic City

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