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Galloway man arrested with gun, drugs in A.C.

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A Galloway Township man just released from prison in November is back behind bars after he was found with a loaded handgun in Atlantic City.
Atlantic City Sgt. Richard Andrews received information that Patrice Dowe Jr., 25, had a handgun in the area of Stanley Holmes Village, according to the report.
Andrews set up surveillance Tuesday, and saw Dowe get into a car and make a drug transaction with the driver, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.
They then drove away.
Detective Brian Hambrecht found the vehicle and stopped it in Adams Court, Fair said.
The detective smelled marijuana and saw some on the floor of the car, according to the report.
Dowe got out of the vehicle and immediately moved his hands to his waistband, Fair said. When Hambrecht reached for Dowe’s hands, he felt a gun.
Officers Ryan Mullin and Robert Reynolds help place Dowe in custody and the gun was safely removed, Fair said.
Police also found 80 bags of heroin, 23 grams of marijuana and a small amount of cocaine, according to the report.
The driver, Braheem Norwood, was charged after a bag with three grams of marijuana was found on his seat.
Dowe, 25, was released from prison Nov. 27, after serving nearly 5½ years on gun and theft charges.
He is now charged with four counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute in a school zone, possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public zone, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense.
He was taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Norwood, 23, of Mays Landing, was charged with possession of marijuana and 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.


Lynda Cohen

BreakingAC founder who previously worked in newspapers for more than two decades. She is an NJPA award-winner and was a Stories of Atlantic City fellow.




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