Authorities say a two-month-long investigation into the distribution of drugs from an Atlantic City apartment building resulted in four people being arrested and multiple guns and drugs being seized.

The Atlantic City Police Department says on Wednesday, members of the DEA Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force and the ACPD's Special Investigations Section and SWAT Team executed simultaneous search warrants at two apartments within the Madison Hotel in the 100 south block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.

According to police, detectives recovered five handguns, 34 grams of heroin, 17 grams of cocaine, 310 grams of marijuana, and $1,000 in cash.

In a press release, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said, "The collaborative effort that we have with our federal and local partners is invaluable. Every gun we remove from the hands of criminals makes our neighborhoods safer. I want to commend the efforts of all of the agencies involved in this investigation as we strive to reduce the violence that accompanies the illegal drug trade."

The investigation was led by task force members Detective Will Herrerias of the Atlantic City Police Department and Detective Fenil Gandhi of the Galloway Township Police Department.

The following people were arrested:

ARRESTED: Edwin Jones, 35, of Atlantic City
CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain person not to possess a weapon, possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, and possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone.

ARRESTED: James Mayes, 30, of Egg Harbor Township
CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain person not to possess a weapon, possession of CDS (two counts), possession with intent to distribute CDS (two counts), and possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone (two counts).

ARRESTED: Whitley Molley, 32, of Atlantic City
CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of CDS (two counts), possession with intent to distribute CDS (two counts), and possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone (two counts).

ARRESTED: John Sessoms, 36, of Atlantic City
CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain person not to possess a weapon, possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, and possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone.

All four people were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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