A Burlington County man recently released from prison led police on a chase that ended in the marsh off the Atlantic City Expressway.
Julian Hinton, 27, of Delanco, allegedly had 240 bags of heroin and nine grams of cocaine when he was pulled over at Florida and Arctic avenues at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday for several traffic violations, according to the report.
Police would later discover his driver’s license is suspended and there was a warrant for his arrest.
As Officers Christian Ivanov and Kevin Perez approached the vehicle, Hinton allegedly sped away, with officers lost sight of him.
Hinton struck two vehicles and drove onto the sidewalk as he headed down Arctic before turning onto Arkansas Avenue and getting onto the expressway, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.
Hinton had to pull over on the expressway due to a vehicle issue, then fled on foot, jumping a fence into the marsh, Fair said.
Officers found after searching the marsh and wooded area.
He was arrested without incident.
Officers found drugs in a bag Hinton dropped, Fair said.
Hinton was just released from Northern State Prison in April after serving about 10 months of an 18-month sentence for aggravated assault that involved pointing a firearm, according to state Department of Corrections records.
He is now charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, along with possession with intent to distribute CDS, eluding, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and contempt of court. He also was issued several motor vehicle summons.
Hinton is being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Atlantic City police at 609-347-5766. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411), beginning the text with ACPD.
Note: The above photo is from Hinton’s Department of Corrections page. The Atlantic County Justice Facility does not release mugshots per an order from the Atlantic County prosecutor.