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ATLANTIC CITY — A Camden County man was arrested Sept. 29 after police found him sleeping in an abandoned apartment with a loaded handgun and a cigarette dipped in PCP.

At 11:53 a.m., Officers Maria Borsani and Auttika Taing responded to the Carolina Village Apartments in the 100 north block of North Carolina Avenue for a report of a man sleeping in an apartment in which the tenants had been evicted, police said in a news release. The leasing company wanted the man removed.

The officers woke up Phabian Jackson, 27, of Berlin, who was sleeping on a couch inside the apartment, police said, and told him to gather his belongings.

As Jackson tended to his dog, Borsani found the loaded handgun on the couch, and Jackson was arrested, police said, adding they found a cigarette on him that was wet from being dipped in PCP.

Jackson also had an active warrant for his arrest, police said, but did not give details on the warrant.

Jackson was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, certain person not to possess a weapon and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and was taken to the Atlantic County jail.

Contact: 609-272-7241

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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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