ATLANTIC CITY — A city man was arrested and charged following a monthlong investigation and a search during which police seized a handgun and heroin.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday, detectives of the Special Investigations Section executed a search warrant at a home on the 1800 block of Arctic Avenue, said Sgt. Kevin Fair.

Detectives arrested the target of the investigation, Rashawn Sanderlin, 18, after they recovered a loaded handgun and 510 individual bags of heroin inside the home, Fair said.

Sanderlin was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute a CDS, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense.

He was taken to the Atlantic County jail.

Detective Brian Hambrect led the investigation.

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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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