Report of Gunfire Leads to Arrest of 5, Recovery of Gun, 2,500 Bags of Heroin in Atlantic City
An investigation into reports of gunfire in Atlantic City led to the arrest of five men, the recovery of a gun, 2,500 bags of heroin, and cocaine being seized by police.
Atlantic City Police say just before 5:00 Tuesday evening, officers responded to 3 South Iowa Avenue for the report of gunfire. Seeing evidence of gunfire, according to a press release, officers began going door-to-door to search for a possible victim.
Their investigation led to an apartment where Primitivio Garcia, Dionisio Torres, and a 16 year old juvenile, all of Atlantic City, were arrested after detectives located a loaded handgun and 100 bags of heroin.
As the investigation continued, detectives were led to a room at the Econo Lodge in the 3000 block of Pacific Avenue. In a room, Kyree Dunkerson of Atlantic City and Jonathan Lopez of Egg Harbor City were arrested after detectives located 2,450 bags of heroin, 10 grams of cocaine, and materials used to package narcotics.
A victim of the gunfire was never located.
Garcia and Torres were both charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense. Both were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. An unnamed 16-year-old male is also facing those charges and he was remanded to Harborfields Detention Facility.
Lopez and Dunkerson were both charged with two counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and possession with intent to distribute CDS, and one count of possession of CDS paraphernalia. Lopez and Dunkerson were released on a summons with a future court date.