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Five Atlantic County Residents Arrested with Drugs, Weapons Seized After Narcotics Investigation

Egg Harbor Township

Following a joint investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and Egg Harbor Township Police Department, five individuals were arrested on Tuesday, November 23, at a home in Egg Harbor Township.

Members of the ACPO Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and SWAT successfully executed a “no-knock” search warrant at the home without incident, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

According to Prosecutor Shill, the following individuals were arrested after the execution of the search warrant:

  • Jason French, 41, of Egg Harbor Township
  • Jaime Winters, 39, of Egg Harbor Township
  • Jenny Mangano, 36, of Egg Harbor Township
  • Vincente Luna, 39, of Vineland
  • Richard Kelly, 37, of Egg Harbor Township

Prosecutor Shill stated that during the execution of the search warrant, law enforcement officers recovered the following items:

  • Over ½ ounce of Crystal Methamphetamine
  • One Sawed-off Shotgun with multiple rounds of rifled slug ammunition
  • One 9 mm Taurus Handgun loaded with six rounds of ball 9 mm ammunition
  • Digital scale
  • Cell phones and a hard drive containing surveillance footage of the home

The defendants were arrested and charged with the following offenses:

All five defendants were charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Weapon during the course of a CDS Offense. 

Additionally, French and Luna were charged with Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon. Luna and Kelly were also charged with Hindering.

The five defendants were transported and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. This is a cooperative investigation by the ACPO Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.