Five people in Atlantic City were arrested Wednesday as part of a three-day drug investigation, one of whom was accused of selling drugs across the street from the city’s Public Safety Building.

Police said Detective Michael Ruzzo learned that James Angelozzi was selling drugs across the street from the police building.

Angelozzi, 28, of Atlantic City, was charged with possession of cocaine, heroin and marijuana, possession with intent to distribute all three drugs, two counts of the sale of heroin, one count of the sale of cocaine, distribution within 500 feet of a public building and distribution within 1,000 feet of a school.

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Shanice Daniels, 22, of Atlantic City, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute.

Police said Ruzzo saw Angelozzi engage in separate drug sale transactions Wednesday. He and Daniels were later arrested at their North Iowa Avenue apartment.

When police searched the apartment, they seized 12 ounces of marijuana, 30 grams of cocaine, 47 bags of heroin and $4,303 in cash.

The drugs seized had a total street value of $6,070, police said.

Additionally, Jason Sage, 25, of Ventnor, was arrested and charged with possession of heroin, and Debbie Betancourt, 29, of Atlantic City, was charged with possession of cocaine and heroin.

Police said Ruzzo saw Sage and Betancourt buy drugs from Angelozzi on Wednesday.

During the investigation, police also arrested Katherine Olsen, 26, of Egg Harbor Township, after they found her in possession of heroin.

Police did not say how they discovered Olsen with drugs.

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