Citizen complaints lead to 7 drug arrests in Atlantic City

Police say six men and a woman were arrested in Atlantic City last week, after people in their neighborhood complained about the distribution of narcotics.

Those citizen complaints led to the arrest of seven suspects and the recovery of their stash of drugs.

Citizen complaints led to the arrest of seven suspects and the recovery of a stash of drugs.

A press release from the Atlantic City Police Department said on Tuesday, officers with the Special Investigations Section and the SWAT Team executed a search warrant in the 100 block of South Ocean Avenue. The investigation began after area residents spoke-up about, “the possession and distribution of narcotics from a residence on the block.”

Members of the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section and SWAT Team executed a residential search warrant in the 100 block of south Ocean Avenue. 

The investigation, led by Detective Brian Hambrecht, was initiated after complaints from citizens regarding the possession and distribution of narcotics from a residence on the block. 

During the search warrant, detectives arrested six males and one female.  Detectives recovered more than eight grams of cocaine, 20 bags of heroin, 48 grams of marijuana, suboxone pills, and paraphernalia used to distribute narcotics. 

Rashad Swain, 20, was charged with contempt of court and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

Dequay Belt, 18, was charged with possession of CDS.

Jaequan Brown, 18, was charged with possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

Charles Burnett, 36, was charged with possession of CDS and possession with intent to distribute CDS.

Kesha Catts, 40, was charged with possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

Iyon Mckinley, 20, was charged with possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

A 17-year-old man was charged with possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and contempt of court.

Swain was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. The 17-year-old was remanded to the Harborfields Detention Facility. All of the others were released on a summons with a future court date.
All of the suspects reside in Atlantic City.


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