Two alert Atlantic City police officers and a concerned citizen were able to get a man with 60 bags of heroin off of the streets of the world's playground.

The ACPD says two officers were conducting a park-and-walk patrol in the area of Tennessee and Atlantic Avenues around lunchtime Tuesday. While out, they observed a man loitering in the area and were then approached by a concerned citizen indicating that the man sells drugs.

According to police, as the officers watched the man, they observed him begin to engage in a drug transaction. They quickly began to approach, but the two men split-up. They were able to stop 26-year-old Malik Waddell of Pleasantville before he left the area. Cops say he initially provided the officers with an alias. He was placed in custody after being found in possession of 60 bags of heroin. After being fingerprinted, Waddell was positively identified and found to have an active warrant for his arrest. The other man was not located.

Waddell was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, hindering apprehension, and contempt of court. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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