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Man with Warrant, Handgun, Cocaine Arrested

For Immediate Release:  October 7, 2020


On October 5, 2020, a man with a warrant, handgun and cocaine was arrested after fleeing from detectives.

At 11:00 pm, Detectives Eric Evans and Anthony Abrams of the Special Investigations Section attempted to arrest Iree Jones in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue.  Jones had a warrant for his arrest issued by the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office.  Detective Evans advised Jones that he was under arrest when Jones fled. 

Jones ran around the block where he threw a fanny pack he was carrying on the roof of a building.  While throwing the fanny pack, a bag containing more than 16 grams of cocaine fell out.  After continuing to flee, Jones eventually laid down, surrendered, and was taken into custody.  The cocaine was recovered and a digital scale was also located. 

The Atlantic City Fire Department responded to the scene to assist Detective Evans in retrieving the fanny pack that contained a loaded handgun. 


ARRESTED:  Iree Jones, 27, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain person not to possess a weapon, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, and contempt of court.

Jones was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


Anyone with additional information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.

Alert sent on 10/07/2020 at 8:05AM EDT


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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