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Eight Arrested in Atlantic County Drug Bust

By rlsmetro on
Atlantic County

MAYS LANDING –Eight individuals were arrested and charged with narcotics and weapons charges, following a two-month long investigation by the ACPO Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit into the narcotics distribution network, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

“I want to thank all of our law enforcement partners that contributed to this operation. Their efforts enabled us to remove guns, high capacity ammunition and drugs out of circulation in Atlantic County,” Prosecutor Tyner said.

Officials say on April 4, 2019, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit executed six search warrants in the Egg Harbor City and Mullica Township areas of Atlantic County.

The search warrants were the culmination of a two-month investigation by the Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit into the narcotics distribution network.

**The execution of the search warrants led to the recovery of the following:**

Two handguns

Large capacity handgun magazines, Hollowpoint ammunition

Approximately 2000 individual wax folds of suspected heroin

About 6 ounces of suspected Cocaine

Various items utilized to manufacture and package narcotics

This investigation led to the arrest of 8 individuals for narcotics-related offenses. The following individuals were arrested pursuant to this investigation:

**Robert Strong, 27, of Egg Harbor City**

The leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network, 1st Degree

Distribution of Heroin, 2nd Degree

Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, 2nd Degree

Possession of Heroin, 3rd Degree

Distribution of Edible Marijuana, 3rd Degree

Lodged in ACJF

**Kevin Moulden 27, of Mullica Township**

Maintaining or Operating a Drug Production Facility, 1st Degree

Distribution of Cocaine, 1st Degree

Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, 2nd Degree

Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, 2nd Degree

Possession of Cocaine, 3rd Degree

Possession of Hollow Point Bullets, 4th Degree

Possession of an extended Magazine, 4th Degree

Lodged in ACJF

**Scott Dorn, 20, of Egg Harbor City**

Distribution of Heroin within 500 feet of Public Housing, 2nd Degree

Distribution of Heroin, 3rd Degree

Possession of Cocaine, 3rd Degree

Endangering the Welfare of a Child, 3rd Degree

Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, 3rd Degree

Lodged in ACJF

**Tashaun Pressley, 19, of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey**

Distribution of Heroin, 2nd Degree

Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, 2nd Degree

Possession of Heroin, 3rd Degree

Attempt to Destroy Evidence, 3rd Degree

Possession of Marijuana, 3rd Degree

Tampering with Evidence, 4th Degree

Lodged in ACJF

**Anthony Hamilton, 33, of Mullica Township**

Distribution of Heroin, 3rd Degree

Possession of Heroin, 3rd Degree

Released on a summons

**Raekwon McKenney, 20, of Egg Harbor City**

Distribution of Heroin, 3rd Degree

Possession of Heroin, 3rd Degree

Released on a summons

**Theresa Strong, 39, of Egg Harbor City**

Possession of Cocaine, 3rd Degree

Released on a Summons

**Barry Bethea, 45, of Egg Harbor City**

Distribution of Heroin, 3rd Degree

Possession of Heroin, 3rd Degree

Released on a summons