Two people from Cape May County are facing a list of charges following a drug bust in Lower Township last week.

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Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland says on January 12th, his office wrapped up an investigation into the distribution of heroin by 29-year-old Kenneth Lopez-Atiles and 35-year-old Christine Pagan, both of North Cape May.

Officials executed a search warrant at their home, vehicles, and a storage unit, and, "over 2,650 bags of suspected heroin with a street value of approximately $30,000.00, was seized."

Lopez-Atiles and Pagan were charged with the following:

  • Third-degree possession of heroin
  • Second-degree possession with intent to distribute heroin
  • Second-degree conspiracy (possession with intent to distribute heroin)

Both are currently being held in the Atlantic County Correctional Facility for unrelated charges.

Those convicted of second-degree crimes could be sentenced to five to ten years in state prison.

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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