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Tip Leads to Arrests for Handgun and Drugs

For Immediate Release:  February 12, 2020


On February 11, 2020, a tip from a concerned citizen led to the arrest of two men and the recovery of a handgun and drugs.

Sergeant Richard Andrews of the Special Investigations Section received information from a concerned citizen that Patrice Dowe Jr was in possession of a handgun and in the area of Stanley Holmes Village.  Sergeant Andrews set up surveillance and located Dowe as he was entering a car in the area.  Sergeant Andrews observed Dowe and the driver, Braheem Norwood, engage in drug activity and notified detectives of his observations.  The vehicle then drove away. 

Detective Brian Hambrecht located the vehicle and conducted a motor vehicle stop in Adams Court.  Detective Hambrecht could smell the odor of marijuana when Dowe put his window down and then observed a bag of marijuana on the floor.  Dowe exited the vehicle and immediately moved his hands to the area of his waistband.  Detective Hambrecht attempted to grab Dowe’s hands and felt a handgun in his waistband.  With assistance from Officers Ryan Mullin and Robert Reynolds, Dowe was placed in custody and the loaded handgun safely removed. 

Detective Hambrecht recovered the bag that contained 23 grams of marijuana.  He also located 80 bags of heroin and a small amount of cocaine.  Dowe was found in possession of seven amphetamine pills.

Norwood was arrested after a bag containing three grams of marijuana was found on the driver’s seat. 


ARRESTED:  Patrice Dowe Jr., a 25-year-old man from Galloway, NJ.

CHARGES:  Four counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense.

Dowe was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


ARRESTED:  Braheem Norwood, a 23-year-old man from Mays Landing, NJ.

CHARGES:  Possession of CDS.

Norwood was 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.

Alert sent on 02/12/2020 at 17:56 EST


Sergeant Kevin Fair


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