MAYS LANDING — An Atlantic County grand jury indicted an Atlantic City man on charges of human trafficking and promoting prostitution, officials said.
Tahir Gregory, 38, was indicted Tuesday on two counts of human trafficking and two counts of promoting prostitution of two women, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said in a statement Wednesday.
Gregory forced the women into prostitution through threats of serious bodily harm and by using drugs, Tyner said. He also confiscated one of the victims’ identifying documents and forced the women to turn over all proceeds from prostitution activity, Tyner said.
Gregory was arrested and charged in September. Search warrants yielded more than 100 bags of pure fentanyl, a handgun and several electronic devices, Tyner said in a previous statement.
The first-degree counts of human trafficking carry a minimum of 20 years in prison to a maximum of life, Tyner said.
The arrest was the result of a long-term, joint investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit, the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force and the Atlantic City Police Department.
Senior Assistant Prosecutor Danielle Buckley represents the state.