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Search Warrants Lead to Two Arrests, Drugs

For Immediate Release:  November 21, 2020


On November 20, 2020, an investigation into the distribution of narcotics from a high-rise apartment building resulted in the arrest of two men and the recovery of a quantity of narcotics.

Detectives of the Special Investigations Section and Atlantic City PD SWAT Team executed simultaneous search warrants at two apartments inside the High Gate Apartments located in the 600 block of Absecon Boulevard.  Knocumus Dixon and Tareef Lamar were arrested after drugs were located in their apartment.  Detectives recovered more than 1,400 bags of heroin, 76 grams of cocaine, and $5,787 in cash. 

The month-long investigation was led by Detective Darrin Lorady and stemmed from numerous complaints about the distribution of narcotics within the building and on the property.  


ARRESTED:  Knocumus Dixon, 30, of 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 500 feet of a public zone, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and money laundering.


ARRESTED:  Tareef Lamar, 27, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, and contempt of court.

Both men 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 11/21/2020 at 11:16AM EST


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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