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Two Men Arrested, Drugs Recovered During Car Stop

For Immediate Release:  January 31, 2020


On January 28, 2020, a motor vehicle stop led to the arrest of two Atlantic City men and the recovery of drugs and paraphernalia.

At 1:51 am, Officers Ivaylo Ivanov and Wahab Malik conducted a motor vehicle stop at Ohio and Morningside Avenues.  Officer Ivanov began to speak with the driver who identified himself as Warren Hayes.  Hayes was unable to provide the officer with any type of identification including a valid driver’s license.  Hayes was asked to exit the vehicle to speak further.  When Hayes exited, Officer Ivanov observed marijuana on the floorboard.  Hayes and his passenger, James Sanders Jr., were arrested after the officers recovered the marijuana from vehicle and located 67 grams of cocaine and assorted drug paraphernalia. 

At the Public Safety Building, Hayes was found in possession of a bag of marijuana and his real name found to be Michael Hayes.


ARRESTED:  Michael Hayes, a 47-year-old man from Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS paraphernalia, hindering apprehension, and a motor vehicle summons.


ARRESTED:  James Sanders Jr., a 29-year-old man from Atlantic City.

CHARGES:   Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of CDS with intent to distribute, and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

Both men were released on a summons with a future court date.


Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or anonymously text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.

Alert sent on 01/31/2020 at 8:53AM EST


Sergeant Kevin Fair


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