A 21-year-old Atlantic City man has been arrested and charged after a search warrant was executed in the city earlier this week.

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Detectives and SWAT Team members with the Atlantic City Police Department executed a search warrant Thursday at a home on the 2000 block of Columbia Avenue.

Police say, "prior to the execution of the search warrant, detectives observed the target individual, Nahjajuan Ellis, exiting the residence and immediately detained him."

According to authorities, a search of Ellis' residence led to the recovery of,

  • A stolen 9mm handgun
  • Over 2 ounces of heroin
  • Approximately 7 grams of suspected crack cocaine
  • 2 pints of Promethazine syrup
  • Numerous items used for the packaging of illegal drugs, including scales, stamps, and cutting agents
  • Approximately $8,565, believed to be from the sale of illegal drugs

Detectives also allegedly recovered numerous unused wax folds stamped "White House." This particular stamp has been responsible for several overdoses in recent weeks.

2000 block of Columbia Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
2000 block of Columbia Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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The recovered gun had been reported stolen out of Delaware.

Ellis has been charged with,

  • Unlawful possession of a weapon
  • Possession of a weapon during a CDS distribution offense
  • 2 counts of possession of CDS
  • Maintaining a CDS production facility
  • 2 counts of possession with the intent to distribute CDS
  • 2 counts of possession with the intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public park
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Money laundering
  • Possession of CDS paraphernalia

Ellis was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Anyone with information about the distribution of illegal drugs is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department at (609) 347-5858.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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