PLEASANTVILLE — A Galloway Township man drove through two yards and crashed into a front porch in Pleasantville on Thursday after being chased by police, authorities said.
Pleasantville police said Samad Dudley, 18, failed to stop his car after Officer Jean Antoine attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on Pleasant Avenue just west of Main Street at about 10:45 a.m.
According to Capt. Matthew Hartman, Dudley initiated a brief car chase that ended when he lost control of the car. He struck the fence of two homes and the front porch of the second home in the 100 block of West Adams Avenue.
Dudley then attempted to run away but was apprehended by Antoine at the corner of Adams Avenue and North First Street, police said.
Police said they found a loaded handgun and 123 bags of suspected heroin/Fentanyl in the car.
Dudley was taken to the police department, processed and charged with eluding, unlawful possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and drug possession and intent to distribute.
Dudley was transported to Atlantic County Justice Facility pending a detention hearing.