ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – A motor vehicle stop by police in Atlantic City led to the arrest of a man wanted in Pennsylvania and the recovery of a handgun and drugs on Sunday.
Police reported that at 9:06 PM, Officer Matthew Talavera conducted a motor vehicle stop in the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue.
“During the stop, Jovy Delphine was placed in custody after being found in possession of a loaded handgun. K-9 Officer Jesse Oliver-Logan and his K-9 partner Gee assisted. K-9 Gee, trained in narcotics detection, indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Officers located more than 21 grams of cocaine and several loaded high-capacity magazines in the vehicle. Delphine who initially provided false information was found to have an active arrest warrant from Norristown, PA,” the department said.
Jovy Delphine, 27, of Philadelphia was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, possession of a high-capacity magazine, possession of hollow-point ammunition, certain person not to possess a weapon, possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, hindering apprehension, and fugitive from justice.
Delphine was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Charges are mere allegations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.