Suspected 18-Year-Old Atlantic City Wanted Fugitive, Crack Dealer, Possible Accomplice Arrested, Released

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Two men suspected of dealing crack cocaine in Atlantic City were charged with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 500 feet of a public park and receiving stolen property were released shortly after their arrest on Monday.

According to the Atlantic City Police Department, on May 16 at approximately 9:00 PM, detectives from the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section attempted to stop a vehicle in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue after observing a wanted fugitive in the rear seat of the vehicle.

“Upon stopping the vehicle, the wanted male, Regan Young, 18, exited the vehicle and immediately fled on foot, southbound on the first block of South Kentucky Avenue. As detectives gave chase, they observed Young discard illegal narcotics as he ran. Young was ultimately apprehended and taken into custody in the beach block of St. James Place,” police said. “Detectives recovered two grams of suspected crack cocaine and 124 individual wax folds of suspected heroin packaged for street sale. The investigation was led by Detective Alberto Valles with assistance from Detectives Nick Berardis and Chris Ivanov.”

Police said, in a related matter stemming from this case, detectives also investigated the theft of a cellular phone from the area of 1600 Atlantic Avenue.

“Within 30 minutes, detectives recovered the stolen cellphone from the suspect, Marcus Burris, 36, along with several wax folds of suspected heroin,” ACPD said. “Burris was taken into custody without incident. The investigation was led by Detectives Chris Dodson and Eric Evans.”

Young and Burris were issued summonses pending future court dates. Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.