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2 Men Arrested, Drugs Recovered

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2022

On May 18, 2022 at approximately 9:00 PM, detectives from the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section attempted to stop a vehicle in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue after observing a wanted fugitive in the rear seat of the vehicle. Upon stopping the vehicle, the wanted male, Regan Young, exited the vehicle and immediately fled on foot, southbound on the first block of South Kentucky Avenue. As detectives gave chase, they observed Young discard illegal narcotics as he ran. Young was ultimately apprehended and taken into custody in the beach block of St. James Place.

Detectives recovered two grams of suspected crack cocaine and 124 individual wax folds of suspected heroin packaged for street sale. The investigation was led by Detective Alberto Valles with assistance from Detectives Nick Berardis and Chris Ivanov.

In a related matter stemming from this case, detectives also investigated the theft of a cellular phone from the area of 1600 Atlantic Avenue.  Within 30 minutes, detectives recovered the stolen cellphone from the suspect, Marcus Burris, along with several wax folds of suspected heroin. Burris was taken into custody without incident. The investigation was led by Detectives Chris Dodson and Eric Evans.

ARRESTED: Regan Young, 18, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES: Possession of CDS (2 counts), Possession with intent to distribute CDS, distribution within 500 feet of a public park, and resisting arrest.

ARRESTED: Marcus Burris, 35, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES: Receiving stolen property over $500 and possession of CDS.

Young and Burris were issued summonses pending future court dates. Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with information about this incident or the distribution of nacotics 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 05/19/2022 at 7:03AM EDT


Sergeant Paul Aristizabal


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