Atlantic City drug dealer arrested after three month investigation

Atlantic City police arrest man dealing heroin and cocaine throughout the city.


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – An Atlantic City drug dealer is behind bars, if only briefly under New Jersey’s bail reform system today.

On April 1, 2020, a three-month investigation into the distribution of narcotics resulted in the arrest of the target and the recovery of various narcotics.

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Detectives of the Special Investigations Section executed a court-authorized search warrant on a residence in the first block of South Florida Avenue leading to the arrest of Chance Hamilton. Inside Hamilton’s residence, detectives located 330 bags of heroin, 22 grams of cocaine, more than nine grams of ecstasy, more than five ounces of marijuana, paraphernalia used in the distribution of narcotics, and more than $2,100 in cash. The investigation was led by Detective Darrin Lorady.

ARRESTED: Chance Hamilton, 49, of Atlantic City.CHARGES: Four counts each of possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, and possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone, and single counts of money laundering and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

Hamilton was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.Anyone with information about the distribution of narcotics is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.

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