Five people have been arrested in Atlantic County in connection with drug dealing, authorities said.
Members of the Atlantic City Police Department's Special Investigations Section executed a residential a warranted on Friday in the first block of south Florida Avenue, turning up drugs, cash and a handgun.
Justin Suarez, 35, of Atlantic City was arrested on multiple drug and money laundering charges along with two men and two women, according to Lt. Kevin Fair, a police department spokesman.
During the search of the residence, a storage area and the arrested individuals, detectives recovered a loaded handgun, 436 grams of marijuana, 310 bags of heroin, 15 grams of cocaine, more than $3,400, and materials used in the distribution of narcotics including; empty wax folds, rubber bands, a cutting agent, mixers, Narcan, masks and a money counter, Fair said.
The investigation was led by Detective James Barrett.
Also arrested were Chelsea Mora, 27, of Absecon; Keith Potter, 58, of Galloway; Zachary Russell, 46, of Atlantic City; and Sierra Self, 27, of Atlantic City.
All were released on a summons with a future court date.
Anyone with information about the distribution of narcotics is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.
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