Atlantic City Police Find Drugs, Ammo at Traffic Stop After Driver Gives False Name

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – A routine traffic stop in Atlantic City turned into an arrest for drugs and illegal ammunition after the driver of a vehicle gave police a false name.

The Atlantic City Police Department said in a statement regarding an arrest last Saturday at 8:34 PM, Officers William Luengas-Gonzalez and Jennifer Sanchez, conducted a motor vehicle stop at mile marker 62 of the westbound lanes of north Albany Avenue. Officer Jesse Oliver-Logan and his K9 partner Gee, arrived shortly after as backup.

“The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, 25-year-old Kevin Anguiano of Atlantic City, initially refused to provide officers with his credentials and presented officers with a false name,” the Department said in a statement. “A subsequent investigation was conducted with the assistance of Officer Oliver-Logan’s K9 partner Gee, a canine trained in the detection of narcotics. The investigation led to a search of the vehicle and the discovery of narcotics.”

The department reported the officers arrested Anguiano for possession of 24 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 2.19 pounds of marijuana, which exceeds the legal amount permitted to possess in New Jersey. Anguiano was also found in possession of hollow point bullets, a digital scale, and packaging materials used for distributing narcotics. Anguiano also had an active warrant for his arrest.ARRESTED: Kevin Anguiano, 25, of Atlantic City.

Anguiano was issued a summons pending a future court date. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility for an outstanding warrant.