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Members of a violent Atlantic City street gang were arrested this morning in Atlantic City, Tuesday May 14, 2013


Four men wanted as part of an alleged Atlantic City drug-trafficking ring have been arrested a week after a raid by the Atlantic City Task Force ended with 14 arrests and a total of 28 charged.

Leon Henry, 25, showed up for an unrelated criminal court hearing Tuesday morning in Mays Landing Superior Court only to find he was wanted for distribution of heroin and conspiracy to distribute heroin as part of the 800 Blok, allegedly one of Atlantic City’s most violent gangs, Deputy Attorney General Jim Ruberton said.

The gang associated with the city’s Back Maryland section — surrounding the 800 block of North Maryland Avenue — was the target of an investigation that included members of the Atlantic City Police Department, along with state and county law enforcement.

Also arrested Tuesday was Eric Teasley, 21, wanted on charges of distribution of heroin.

Teasley was among a group of men who were in the area of the Barclay Arms apartments in Back Maryland after a gun was found under a piece of rug. Police did not know who the .40 caliber, semiautomatic gun belonged to, but at least one recognized Teasley, who was later taken into custody.

Samuel Dunmore, 27, and Keith Jackson, 36, also have been arrested on heroin distribution charges.

Javar Bingq, 31, remains a fugitive. His 33-year-old brother, Juliusq, is already in custody. Investigators also still do not have any more information on two other suspects, known only as Marcus and K.

When the arrests were announced last week, Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said the months-long investigation also thwarted a planned killing and resulted in an arrest for a homicide that happened last summer.

The raid came seven weeks after 25 alleged members and associates of the Dirty Blok gang — the 800 Blok’s reported rivals — were arrested. That group allegedly rules the areas of Stanley Holmes, Schoolhouse Apartments and Carver Hall, along with Adams and Cedar courts.

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Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.