Six people, one as young as 15-years-old, were arrested and guns and drugs were seized Wednesday during an investigation conducted by the Atlantic City Police Department.

According to authorities, detectives executed a residential search warrant in the 1100 block of Baltic Avenue. Five adults and one juvenile were arrested.

Police say two men, 18-year-old Yasin Sanders and a 15-year-old, were each found to be in possession of handguns. Sanders’ gun contained a 30-round magazine that was loaded with hollow-point ammunition. The juvenile’s gun had a defaced serial number and he was in possession of 5.5 grams of cocaine.

During a search of the home, detectives allegedly located 400 grams of synthetic marijuana, an imitation firearm, and handgun ammunition. In addition to Sanders and the juvenile, detectives also arrested the homeowner Yashamirah Sanders, Devon Banks, Armaad Chappell, and Mykoel Justiniano.

ARRESTED: A 15-year-old male from Bridgeton, who was remanded to Harborfields Detention Facility.
CHARGES: Two counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and possession with intent to distribute CDS, single counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, possession of a defaced firearm, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone, and possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone.

ARRESTED: Devon Banks, 21, of Mays Landing.
CHARGES: Possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, and contempt of court.

ARRESTED: Armaad Chappell, 18, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone, and possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone.

ARRESTED: Mykoel Justiniano, 46, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone, and possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone.

ARRESTED: Yasin Sanders, 18, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of an imitation firearm, possession of a high capacity magazine, unlawful possession of hollow-point ammunition, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, and contempt of court.

Banks, Chappell, Justiniano, and Sanders were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

ARRESTED: Yashamirah Sanders, 34, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, and possession of an imitation firearm.

Sanders was released on a summons with a future court date.

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