Four people were arrested after an Atlantic City drug investigation led to a stolen handgun and cocaine, police said.
Detectives tried to stop a car in the beach block of North Carolina Avenue at 5:45 p.m. Monday as part of the ongoing investigation, Lt. Kevin Fair said.
But driver Jordan Ragland fled detectives, according to the report.
The vehicle was found in the area of North Carolina and Baltic avenues, with the occupants fleeing the area.
Ragland and David Miller — the target of the investigation — were apprehended, Fair said.
Detectives then executed a search warrant with the help of the SWAT team at the Rodeway Inn.
Donald Lewis, 35, and Jessica Dudley, 34, both of Atlantic City, were arrested in the room.
Detectives also recovered a stolen handgun, cocaine, bulletproof vest and paraphernalia used to package and sell narcotics, Fair said.
Miller, 43, of Pleasantville, Lewis and Dudley were charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute, possession of a weapon while committing a drug offense, certain person not to possess a weapon, receiving stolen property and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
All three were taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Ragland, 28, of Atlantic City, is charged with eluding, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice, and was released on a summons.
Note: The Atlantic County Justice Facility no longer provides mugshots to the media, citing the Atlantic County prosecutor’s order. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office says it’s part of the Attorney General’s Guidelines. There is no such guideline, according to the Attorney General’s Office, but they have told these offices for years that they should not release any photos that appear to be mugshots.