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Two Arrested, Two Guns and Drugs Recovered During Crash Investigation

For Immediate Release:  December 28, 2020

 

On December 26, 2020, officers investigating a motor vehicle crash arrested two men who were each in possession of a handgun.

At 6:33 pm, Officer Danish Mohammad came upon a two-car motor vehicle crash at Mississippi and Arctic Avenues.  Officer Tyler Daily of the Accident Investigations Section also responded.

During the investigation, the occupants of one vehicle, Divier Silva and Ernesto Contreras-Jimenez, were arrested after each was found in possession of a loaded handgun.  Silva’s handgun was equipped with a 30-round magazine.  The officers also located more than nine ounces of marijuana in the vehicle.

 

ARRESTED:  Divier Silva, 25, of Atlantic City. 

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, and possession of a large capacity magazine. 

 

ARRESTED:  Ernesto Contreras- Jimenez, 20, of Pleasantville, NJ.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, and possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense.

Both men were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. 

 

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766.  Information can be text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.  All texts are anonymous.

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Alert sent on 12/28/2020 at 7:34AM EST

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Lieutenant Kevin Fair

kfair@acpolice.org

609-347-6472

 
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