Officials in Atlantic City say six people have been charged after cops discovered an illegal drug manufacturing facility.

According to the Atlantic City Police Department, on the afternoon of April 7th, detectives raided two apartments on the first block of South Texas Avenue after a two-month-long investigation.

"As detectives entered the kitchen of one of the apartments they observed Daniel Uribe, Linda Bones, and Anthony Whitaker, actively processing cocaine using known CDS manufacturing paraphernalia including a ladle that contained cooked cocaine, spoons with narcotic residue, and scales."

In that unit, cops say they also recovered 53 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 120 buprenorphine and naloxone sublingual film packets, and items used for the packaging and preparation of illegal drugs.

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In the other apartment, "detectives came in contact with Jose Santiago Sr., Jose Santiago Jr., and Bethany Finch. Inside, detectives located a marijuana growing operation and recovered nine live marijuana plants, over one ounce of marijuana, 4.5 grams of suspected crack cocaine packaged for street sale, and 12 wax folds of suspected heroin."

35-year-old Daniel Uribe and 34-year-old Linda Bones, both of Atlantic City, along with 44-year-old Anthony Whittaker of Bridgeton, were each charged with maintaining or operating a CDS production facility, two counts of possession of CDS, two counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS, distribution of CDS within 1000 feet of a school zone, and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

30-year-old Jose Santiago, Jr., and 48-year-old Jose Santiago, Sr., both of Atlantic City, were charged with two counts of possession of CDS, two counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession of marijuana over 6 ounces, possession with marijuana with the intent to distribute.

38-year-old Bethany Fitch of Somers Point was charged with possession of CDS paraphernalia.

Uribe, Bones, and Whittaker were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Santiago Jr. and Finch were issued summonses and released pending a future court date. Santiago Sr. was issued a summons pending a future court date.

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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