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Car Stop Leads to Recovery of Drugs and Two Arrests

For Immediate Release:  January 25, 2022

On January 23, 2022, a motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of two men and the recovery of a large quantity of narcotics.

At 12:41 AM, Officer Jesse Oliver-Logan, his K9 partner Gee, and Officer Erica Britko, conducted a motor vehicle stop at Arkansas and Atlantic Avenues on a vehicle with expired registration and tinted windows. A subsequent investigation was conducted with the assistance of Officer Oliver-Logan’s K9 partner Gee, a canine trained in the detection of narcotics. The investigation led to a search of the vehicle and the discovery of a large quantity of narcotics. Officers arrested the driver, Manny Napoles, who was found to be in possession of 134 grams of heroin, 85 grams of suspected fentanyl, 4 grams of cocaine, and various pills. Napoles was also in possession of $3,286 believed to be proceeds from narcotics sales. The passenger, Steven Nguyen, was arrested for possession of 2 grams of heroin and possession of hypodermic needles. Nguyen was also found to have several active warrants for his arrest.

ARRESTED:  Manny Napoles, 36, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Possession of CDS (four counts) and possession with intent to distribute CDS (three counts), as well as several traffic summonses/citations

ARRESTED: Steven Nguyen, 32, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES: Possession of CDS and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

Napoles and Nguyen were 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 01/25/2022 at 8:11AM EST


Sergeant Paul Aristizabal


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