EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — A motel resident was arrested on drug and weapons charges after authorities found more than 7,000 bags of suspected heroin and guns in a room, authorities said.

Malik Smith, 25, was charged after authorities executed a search warrant Wednesday on a room at Howard Johnson Hotel on Black Horse Pike, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said Friday.

Smith was taken to the Atlantic County jail.

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Police seized:

7,575 bags of suspected heroin stamped “King of Death”

raw unpackaged heroin

powder cocaine

Crystal methamphetamine

marijuana

Glock 19 9mm pistol stolen in Georgia

Smith & Wesson 9VE 9mm pistol

Hollow-point bullets

5,500 empty wax bags ready for packaging

A cutting agent, scale and sifters.

Smith was charged with maintaining and operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility, manufacturing and distributing more than 5 ounces of heroin and fentanyl, conspiracy, two counts of unlawful possession of a handgun, two counts of possession of a firearm while committing a CDS offense, receiving stolen property, eluding police, resisting arrest by flight and hindering apprehension.

The investigation included the prosecutor’s Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, the Pleasantville police Street Crimes Unit, New Jersey Air National Guard and police from Egg Harbor, Galloway and Hamilton townships and Stockton University.

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