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ATLANTIC CITY — A wanted city man was charged after officers found him sleeping on the sidewalk with a handgun and heroin, police said.

At 10:44 p.m. Tuesday, Officers Sean McGettigan, Domenick Montanaro and Michael Osorio of the Tourism District Unit found Darrell Legette, 24, asleep on the sidewalk at Florida and Pacific avenues, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.

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Legette had an active warrant for his arrest. After waking him and taking him into custody, officers found a loaded handgun in his pants’ waistband and four bags of heroin in his pocket, police said.

He was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, certain person not to possess a weapon, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and violation of a city ordinance that bans sleeping in public places.

He was taken to the Atlantic County jail.

Anyone with information can call the police Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information can be texted anonymously to tip411, or 847411. Begin the text with ACPD.

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Waldy Diez joined the Press of Atlantic City's breaking news team in July 2017. She's a graduate of Syracuse and Rowan Universities. Previously, she was a morning tv news producer.

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