Atlantic City Police make large raid on suspected drug house, heroin, cocaine ready to sell found

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – On December 4, 2020, a search warrant at a residence set up as a narcotic distribution center resulted in the arrest of five individuals and the recovery of drugs, a gun, and money.  Members of the Special Investigations Section executed a residential search warrant in the first block of South Florida Avenue. The months-long investigation began from the resident’s complaints regarding the possession and distribution of narcotics.

The target of the investigation Justin Suarez was arrested along with two men and two women. During the search of the residence, a storage area, and the arrested individuals, detectives recovered a loaded handgun, 436 grams of marijuana, 310 bags of heroin, 15 grams of cocaine, more than $3,400, and materials used in the distribution of narcotics including; empty wax folds, rubber bands, a cutting agent, mixers, Narcan, masks, and a money counter.

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The investigation was led by Detective James Barrett.

ARRESTED: Chelsea Mora, 27, of Absecon, NJ.
CHARGES: Three counts of possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, money laundering, and contempt of court.


ARRESTED: Keith Potter, 58, of Galloway, NJ.
CHARGES: Three counts of possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and money laundering.

ARRESTED: Zachary Russell, 46, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Three counts of possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and money laundering.

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ARRESTED: Sierra Self, 27, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Three counts of possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, money laundering, and contempt of court.

ARRESTED: Justin Suarez, 35, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Three counts of possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, money laundering, and maintaining a CDS production facility.

All were released on a summons with a future court date. Anyone with information about the distribution of narcotics is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

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