Cops in Atlantic City say a man from Pleasantville, who was driving with a suspended license, was arrested after detectives saw him engage in a drug deal while his 2-year-old daughter was in the car.

According to authorities, the scene unfolded around lunchtime Wednesday when ACPD detectives and officers were in the 3900 block of Crossan Avenue when they saw 36-year-old Robert Hart of Pleasantville driving a vehicle. One of the detectives was aware that Hart was not allowed to drive a car due to his license being suspended.

The detectives turned their vehicle around to conduct a motor vehicle stop when they observed Hart pull to the curb and a woman approach the vehicle. The unknown woman and Hart engaged in a drug transaction. As Hart pulled away, the detectives attempted to stop the vehicle, but Hart continued for several more blocks before stopping in the 4300 block of North Drive.

The vehicle was occupied by Hart and his two-year-old daughter. Hart was arrested after detectives found 500 bags of heroin in the vehicle. After being arrested and walked to a waiting patrol car, Hart began to resist entry into the car by threatening and then kicking Officer Dodson and Detective Eric Evans. Dodson was treated on scene by medical personnel for an injury. The child was turned over to her mother.

Hart was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone, money laundering, child endangerment, resisting arrest, two counts of assault on a police officer, and several traffic summons. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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