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Man Arrested with Handgun and Cocaine

For Immediate Release:  March 4, 2021


On March 3, 2021, information led to the arrest of a man with a handgun and drugs. 

At 2:40 pm, Detectives James Barrett, Nicholas Berardis and Chris Smith conducted a motor vehicle stop in the 1000 block of Sewell Avenue.  A concerned citizen had alerted police that a man was selling narcotics and provided a detailed description of the individual and his vehicle.  The detectives located the vehicle with Leshaun Spence driving.  During the investigation, Spence was arrested after being found in possession of a loaded handgun, more than four grams of cocaine, and a digital scale.   


ARRESTED:  Leshaun Spence, 24, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of CDS, possession with intent to disitrubte CDS, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

Spence was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.  Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.


Anyone with information about the distribution of narcotics 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 03/04/2021 at 8:47AM EST


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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