Cops Searching for Atlantic City Man Wanted for Drug, Weapon, Money Laundering Offenses
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of 29-year-old Jordan Ragland is asked to contact the State Police Special Investigations Section's Casino Gaming Bureau at (609) 441-7464.
In September 2020, detectives from the New Jersey State Police Special Investigations Unit, Casino Gaming Bureau, began investigating Ragland for utilizing Atlantic City casinos to launder money. As a result of the investigation, detectives discovered that Ragland was receiving shipments of methamphetamines through the mail at a residence on Connecticut Avenue in Atlantic City. Through various investigative means, detectives linked Ragland to approximately $107,000 worth of suspicious money laundering activities at casinos, in wire transfers, and bank transactions.
According to a press release, in February, detectives learned that Ragland was arranging a shipment of methamphetamine from California to Atlantic City. On March 2nd, authorities intercepted that shipment at a home in Atlantic City. Detectives executed a search warrant on Connecticut Avenue where they arrested 35-year-old James Wright of Atlantic City and seized more than $43,000 worth of drugs, guns, and high-capacity magazines.