Atlantic City police said officers arrested three people and seized a large amount of heroin, a handgun and cash in separate investigations Friday.
In total, police seized more than 5,800 bags of packaged heroin, plus a large unpackaged amount, police said in a news release.
Early Friday morning, officers executed search warrants at a home in the 2000 block of McKinley Avenue, police said.
The monthlong investigation led by Detective William Warner uncovered 450 bags of heroin, 80 grams of unpackaged heroin and materials for packaging heroin into bags, police said.
Louis Murphy, 36, of Atlantic City, was arrested. A search of his vehicle uncovered “an aftermarket hidden compartment” and 5,160 bags of heroin, 14 grams of methamphetamine and a loaded handgun, police said. Detectives seized the vehicle and $11,679 cash, police said.
Murphy is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, two counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS, two counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, and certain person not to possess a weapon, police said.
Murphy remained in the Atlantic County jail Saturday afternoon.
Later Friday morning, two people were arrested and heroin was seized after a motor vehicle stop in the 100 block of S. New York Avenue, police said.
Detectives Ermindo Marsini, Nick Berardis and Chris Smith stopped a vehicle and found occupants Twyenika Clegg, 24, and Jonathan Porter, 26, both of Atlantic City, who both had warrants for arrest, police said.
Police said they also found 225 bags of heroin in the vehicle and $4,000 cash.
Porter was charged with possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, and contempt of court, police said. He was taken to the Atlantic County jail.
Clegg was charged with possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, and contempt of court. She was released on a summons with a future court date.
Anyone with information about these incidents or about the possession or distribution of narcotics is urged to call Atlantic City police at 609-347-5858. Information can be texted to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.