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Atlantic City Man Sentenced to State Prison for Drug, Weapon Possession

Mays Landing

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Atlantic County announced that Emmanuel Diaz, 43, of Atlantic City, was sentenced by the Honorable Bernard E. DeLury, Jr., P.J.Cr. with a parole ineligibility period of one year pursuant to the Graves Act for third-degree Unlawful Possession of a BB gun.

Officials said Diaz was also ordered to forfeit the weapon.AdOn January 2, 2021, Atlantic City Police witnessed Diaz walking in the area of South Montpelier Avenue in Atlantic City, officials say.

Authorities say patrol observed Diaz make eye contact with them and then place what appeared to be a semi-automatic black handgun into his front pocket.

Patrol made contact with Diaz and recovered the weapon during a search incident to arrest, officials said. 

According to officials, the firearm was later identified as a black plastic semi-automatic BB gun.

Police also recovered 20 wax paper envelopes, later confirmed to be heroin and fentanyl, on Diaz’s person during arrest, officials stated.