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Northfield police uncover alleged marijuana-manufacturing facility

Northfield police have arrested two men who were allegedly operating a marijuana-manufacturing facility out of a Second Avenue home. A three-month investigation started by Northfield Detective Sgt. Michael Buccafurni and Detective Geoffrey Bentz led to a warranted search Friday, where police found a hot press used for making marijuana candy and wax, along with equipment used to make liquid marijuana, according to the report. Officers also seized more than two pounds of raw marijuana, marijuana
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Pleasantville officers look deeper in finding evidence inside vehicles

If Ameer Stephens had just buckled up, he might still be free. But the accused leader of a drug-trafficking ring got pulled over last month for not wearing his seat belt in Pleasantville, where some officers take vehicle searching a little deeper. They would eventually find that a truck seized from Stephens in a half-million drug bust months earlier had been sitting in a police impound lot with undiscovered evidence. Officers Ryan VanSyckle and Girard
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Egg Harbor Township family was growing marijuana in their home, police say

An allegation of stolen power turned into drug charges for an Egg Harbor Township family this week. The basement of the home on the 300 block of Glenn Avenue was being used as a marijuana production facility, Lt. Robert Gray said Thursday. Officers were assisting an Atlantic City Electric investigation into the alleged theft of electricity via a meter bypass when officers the police smelled smelled a strong odor of raw marijuana, Gray said. Evidence suggesting
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Atlantic City man wanted on warrants arrested with cocaine, police say

An Atlantic City man wanted on several warrants was arrested Wednesday with an ounce of cocaine, police said. John Field was the passenger in a car stopped at about 12:45 p.m., when Detective William Warner and others from the Vice Unit were conducting a narcotics investigation in the 600 block of Albany Avenue. Field, 25, was arrested on several outstanding contempt of court warrants, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. He was also found with an ounce
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Atlantic City’s latest crime-fighting tool results in 101 arrests in two months

The first two months of a new Atlantic City crime-fighting initiative resulted in 101 arrests and took three guns off the street, police said. The Street Crimes Initiative began in October, focusing on Texas, Bellevue and Albion avenues, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. New three-quarters of the arrests were for drug offenses, including 25 for distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. The six-step program has police working with other agencies in the city, including code enforcement,
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EHT car stop leads to recovery of gun, drugs

A Pleasantville man was arrested Wednesday after Egg Harbor Township police found a gun and drugs during a car stop, police said. Officer Brett Fair stopped Joshua Lovest just before 2 p.m. on the Black Horse Pike near Beachcomber Collectibles in the township’s Cardiff section. An investigation at the scene led to the recovery of about 29 grams of marijuana, a handgun and paraphernalia. Lovest, 31, was charged with possession of marijuana, intent to distribute,
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Police: Driver didn’t have license but did have a lot of pot

An Atlantic City man was arrested Friday after a motor vehicle stop revealed he didn’t have  a license, but did have a pound of marijuana and several warrants. Officer Jonathan Walsh stopped the car at about 8:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Sewell Avenue for an equipment violation, according to the report. The driver, Robert Creek, had no license but did have contempt of court warrants, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. As the officer spoke
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