A drug trafficking investigation involving several law enforcement agencies resulted in three arrests and the seizure of drugs, cash and a gun in a sting operation Friday at locations in Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said warrants were executed simultaneously in the early morning hours Friday at a residence at London Court Condominiums in Egg Harbor Township and the Pushin Ink Tattoo Parlor in Pleasantville.
In Egg Harbor Township, police arrested Anthony Robinson, 33, and Jessica Munn, 36, both of the township; and David Taliaferro, 29, of Mays Landing. Inside the residence, police seized a loaded Ruger High Point 9mm semi-automatic handgun, over 480 packets of heroin, nearly 200 Oxycontin pills, drug paraphernalia, $250 cash and blank prescription notes. One vehicle, a 2000 Mercedes sedan was also seized.
Robinson was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of a handgun and conspiracy. Munn was charged with possession of heroin and Oxycontin with intent to distribute, possession of a handgun and conspiracy. Both were lodged at the Atlantic County jail on $300,000 cash bail.
Taliaferro was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and conspiracy. He was lodged on $100,000 cash bail.
In Pleasantville, the tattoo parlor’s business licenses were seized as evidence.
The operation was the result of a three-month investigation into a large drug trafficking ring operating in Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville.
Members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Unit; the Atlantic County Emergency Response Team; and the Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville police departments participated in the arrests.