Camden Raids Reveal Drug Mill, Arsenal, Say Police
Raids at two Camden houses uncover a drug factory and stash of loaded weapons and ammunition, according to police, and five suspects face charges.
Dorian Johnson, 19, Derrick Wallace, 52, Devonne Edwards, 26, and Quasan Jones, 21, all of Camden, and Erick Coleman, 25, of Pennsauken, each was charged with 12 drug-and-weapon-related counts, with additionial charges lodged against Wallace, Edwards and Jones, according to information from the office of Camden County PD Chief J. Scott Thompson.
Members of the HIDTA Narco-Gang Unit, along with Metro detectives and County Sheriff's officers, concluded a lengthy surveillance operations with search warrants Wednesday night at two houses on the 100 block of North 25 Street.
Authorities said they found a loaded .40-caliber Glock hand gun and a loaded .22-caliber Omega revolver, both reported stolen; loaded .45-caliber and 9-millimeter Smith & Wesson handguns; a loaded .22-caliber ROHM revolver; and a .38-caliber Harrington & Richardson handgun; plus, at least 500 rounds of ammo.
Additionally, they seized unpackaged heroin and crack cocaine, 200 bags of heroin and crack, more than $300 in cash and items used to package narcotics.
All five were remanded to the Camden County Jail. Bail, cash or bond, was set at $400,000 for Jones; $300,000 for Coleman; $200,000 for Edwards; $160,000 for Johnson; and $150,000 for Wallace.
Each faces four countsof unlawful possession of a weapon during a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) offense; two counts of possession of CDS; two counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute; two counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a park; one county of maintaining a CDS manufacturing facility; and one count of receiving stolen property.
Police said that previous convictions for Wallace and Edwards prompted an additional charge for each of certain persons not to have weapons. Jones was given two additional counts of unlawuful possession of a weapon during a CDS offense, and one of receiving stolen property.
Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.