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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Two, Recovery of Gun and Drugs

For Immediate Release:  February 20, 2020

 

On February 20, 2020, a residential search warrant resulted in the arrest of a man and woman and recovery of a handgun and drugs.

Detectives of the Special Investigations Section executed a residential search warrant in the 300 block of Tennessee Avenue that was the culmination of a month-long investigation into drug distribution.  Christopher Weldon and Shanita Boyd were arrested after detectives located a loaded handgun, 40 grams of cocaine, a quantity of phencyclidine (PCP), and paraphernalia used to distribute narcotics inside the residence.

The investigation was led by Detective Darrin Lorady.

 

ARRESTED:  Christopher Weldon, a 33-year-old man from Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Two counts each 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 public zone, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, and a single count each of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, certain person not to possess a weapon, and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

 

ARRESTED:  Shanita Boyd, a 40-year-old woman from Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Two counts each 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 public zone, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, and a single count each of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

Weldon and Boyd were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

 

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 02/20/2020 at 1:33PM EST

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Sergeant Kevin Fair

kfair@acpolice.org

609-347-6472

 
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