Police: FBI Helps Arrest Teen Drug Dealer in Atlantic City, NJ
An Atlantic City man is facing 28 charges after being arrested following a three-month-long drug investigation.
On Wednesday, the Atlantic City Police Department says their detectives in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Safe Streets Task Force executed a search warrant in the 900 block of Lexington Avenue.
The search warrant, according to police, was the culmination of a months-long investigation into the possession and distribution of narcotics.
The target of this investigation was 19-year-old Diogenes Galvez of Atlantic City.
Detectives arrested Galvez for an outstanding warrant after he left his home. During a search of the residence, detectives say they recovered the following items:
- Loaded handgun
- More than two pounds of cocaine
- More than 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine
- Approximately 770 individual bags of heroin
- Almost one pound of Marijuana
- 56 Oxycodone prescription pills
- 21 bottles of Promethazine
- Over $5,500
Galvez has been charged with the following:
- 6 counts of possession of CDS
- 6 counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute
- 5 counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone
- 5 counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public zone
- Unlawful possession of a weapon
- Possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense
- Possession of hollow-point ammunition
- Possession of a large-capacity magazine
- Possession of a defaced firearm
- Money laundering
Galvez was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Anyone with information about narcotics distribution is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department at (609) 347-5858.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.