Atlantic City Police Arrest Six on Drug Charges After Neighborhood Complaints

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The Atlantic City Vice Squad has announced the arrest of six individuals in the area of Atlantic Avenue during an operation in response to citizen complaints about rampant drug activity in the neighborhood.

“On May 12th, 2022 members of the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section conducted a surveillance operation in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue. Numerous complaints have been received from the public and local business owners concerning illegal narcotics distribution and quality of life issues throughout the block,” the Atlantic City Police Department said. “As a result of the operation, detectives arrested six individuals for various CDS related charges and recovered over $4,200.00 in US currency, which was seized as proceeds of illegal narcotics sales. Prescription pills were confiscated along with 9 bricks or 450 individual wax folds of heroin, over one ounce of crack cocaine, and 11 ounces of Marijuana, all packaged for street sale.”

“The Atlantic City Police Department continues to prioritize Atlantic Avenue.” Interim Officer in Charge Deputy Chief James Sarkos said. “Operations like this will continue and increase as we address these issues.”

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