PLEASANTVILLE -- A local man was arrested on charges of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute inside a Pleasantville home Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Vaughn Lyons, 32, was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute in close proximity to the South Main Elementary School.

He was taken to Atlantic County jail on $35,000 bail.

A home on the first block of West Edgewater Avenue was searched at 3:30 a.m. by members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Gangs, Guns & Narcotics Unit, the Atlantic County Emergency Response Team and Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville police.

Joel Landau

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.