Atlantic City Men Charged with Drug Distribution in South Jersey
Police recently arrested three Atlantic County NJ men who have been accused of running a major drug distribution network and dealing meth throughout South Jersey.
The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office issued an announcement about the arrests and the police investigation into their alleged criminal enterprise. According to prosecutors, the suspects got methamphetamines from Mexico and then distributed the drugs in Camden County and Atlantic County.
Due to the scope of the alleged drug distribution ring, several law enforcement agencies worked together on the investigation. The investigating agencies included the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Suburban Narcotics Task Force, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Unit, the Cherry Hill Police Department, the Winslow Township Police Department, the Pennsauken Police Department, the Gloucester County Police Department Special Investigation Unit, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Homeland Security.
The investigation took three months, with police eventually obtaining search warrants. Authorities subsequently pulled over the suspects’ motor vehicles in Gloucester Township and executed search warrants. While searching the suspects’ cars, police officers allegedly discovered large quantities of narcotics, including two pounds of meth and a half-ounce of cocaine.
The suspects include a 30-year-old man from Hammonton NJ, a 38-year-old man from Atlantic City, and a 55-year-old man from Hammonton. They have all been charged with numerous drug crimes, including possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Additionally, the two Hammonton suspects have been charged with conspiracy to distribute because they allegedly arranged for the drugs to be transported into the country from Mexico.
If any of the suspects are ultimately convicted of the drug crime charges, they could face decades behind bars. Beyond that, the two suspects from Hammonton NJ are likely to face deportation proceedings after the case is resolved because they are reportedly illegal immigrants. Camden County prosecutors have already notified U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, so federal law enforcement officials are aware of the circumstances.
The suspects are currently being held at the Camden County Jail in Camden, NJ.
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