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ATLANTIC CITY — A resident’s complaint about a drug deal over the weekend led to the arrest of two men, both in possession of heroin, officials said Monday.

Richard Davis, 47, of Pleasantville was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, distribution of CDS and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public zone.

Davis was released on summonses with a future court date.

Derek Loper, 44, of Atlantic City was charged with possession of CDS, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence, possession of CDS paraphernalia and an active wanted warrant.

Loper was remanded to the Atlantic County jail.

According to police:

• Two officers were patrolling Tennessee and Atlantic avenues before 5 p.m. Saturday after a citizen complained about the possession and distribution of drugs.

• They saw Davis and Loper engaging in a drug deal, then go their separate ways.

• Two other officers stopped and arrested Davis at Tennessee and Pacific avenues, where they found him in possession of heroin.

• When police tried to stop Loper, he fled. He led officers on a foot chase and tried to throw several bags of heroin under a car before he was taken into custody.

Police ask that anyone with information about the incident contact the police Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766.

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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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