Two more people have been arrested along one of the most troubled streets in the World's Play Ground.

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According to the Atlantic City Police Department, their detectives were conducting a surveillance operation between the 1400 and 1700 blocks of Atlantic Avenue late Tuesday afternoon in response to complaints from people about illegal drug deals and quality of life issues.

During the operation, the detectives arrested two males, Carlos Garcia-Perez and John Stevens, in a convenience store in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue. The investigation revealed both individuals were in possession of handguns concealed in their waistbands and were taken into custody without incident.

Police say Garcia-Perez was found in possession of a "ghost gun" that also contained a large-capacity magazine and was loaded with hollow-point ammunition.

Stevens was also allegedly in possession of a handgun that was also loaded with hollow-point ammunition.

23-year-old Carlos Garcia-Perez of Brigantine was charged with,

  • Unlawful possession of a weapon
  • Possession of ghost gun
  • Possession of a high-capacity magazine
  • Possession of hollow point ammunition

21-year-old John Stevens of Atlantic City was charged with,

  • Unlawful possession of a weapon
  • Possession of hollow point ammunition

Both were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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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