Atlantic City Police Department

ATLANTIC CITY — A 17-year-old city boy was charged Thursday night after he walked into the hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and police found him with dozens of bags of heroin, cocaine and marijuana, police said.

The teenager, who was not named, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, or CDS, and two counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS.

At 9:58 p.m., police responded to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, after they received a report of the teen who had walked into the emergency room with a gunshot wound in his leg, according to a news release from the Atlantic City Police Department.

Police found 79 bags of heroin, 36 bags of cocaine, three grams of marijuana and one spent shell casing on him, according to the release. The teenager was arrested after he was treated.

The gunshot was an accidental, self-inflicted injury, police said.

The teenager was released to a parent and given a future court date.

Contact: 609-272-7241 mbilinski@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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