Wildwood police

WILDWOOD — Police seized more than 500 bags of heroin and arrested three city residents in a drug sting Thursday at an apartment on Pacific Avenue, police said.

The police K-9 Unit and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team found the suspected heroin packaged for street-level distribution valued at more than $5,000 when they executed a search warrant about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Detective Lt. Kenneth Gallagher wrote in a statement.

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Luis Ramirez, 25, and Virginia Long, 29, were each charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute in a school zone and possession of CDS with intent to distribute in a certain public place.

Both were taken to the Cape May County jail.

William Hedge, 22, was charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe and released with a summons complaint.

Authorities also seized $2,500 in cash believed to be proceeds from drug sales, Gallagher said.

— Waldy Diez

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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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