New Jersey State Police are seeking the public’s help locating an Atlantic City man they say used local casinos to launder $107,000 of money gained through meth distribution.
Jordan Ragland, 29, is facing various drug, weapon and money laundering charges following an active investigation started in September 2020 by the New Jersey State Police Special Investigations Unit Casino Gaming Bureau.
Ragland is accused of receiving several shipments of methamphetamine in the mail at a residence on Connecticut Avenue in Atlantic City, the bureau said.
Ragland was later linked to about $107,000 worth of “suspicious money laundering activities at casinos, in wire transfers, and bank transactions,” authorities said.
A shipment of methamphetamine from California was intercepted at the Connecticut Avenue home on March 2 with help from the United States Postal Inspectors, authorities said.
After executing a search warrant at the home, detectives confiscated $43,000 worth of drugs, guns, and high-capacity magazines and arrested James Wright, 35, of Atlantic City.
Ragland was previously arrested in January for allegedly refusing to stop for police in Atlantic City, WPG Talk Radio reported. He was charged with eluding, resisting arrest, and obstruction of justice.
Anyone with information about Ragland’s whereabouts is asked to contact the State Police Special Investigations Section, Casino Gaming Bureau at 609-441-7464. Anonymous tips are welcome.
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