Cops Searching for Man Wanted in Connection to a Death in Atlantic City
Authorities are asking for your help as they try to track-down a man wanted in connection to the drug-induced death of a man in Atlantic City last September.
Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner says 50-year-old Ramon Rivera of Atlantic City has been indicted and is currently wanted by law enforcement on charges of the strict liability drug-induced death of Felipe Popocati Garcia Lopez on September 23rd.
According to Tyner's office, on that date, Atlantic City police officers responded to Haps Laundromat for a report of two unresponsive men. Inside, police met with Rivera, who was working as an employee at the laundromat. The officers then located Felipe Popocati Garcia Lopez, 42, and Isidro Arenas, 39, both of Atlantic City who were unresponsive and suffering from apparent drug overdoses. Cops say both men were taken to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center-City Campus; Garcia-Lopez was pronounced dead and Arenas survived.
An investigation determined that Rivera sold Garcia-Lopez and Arenas a fatal combination of heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl.
Anyone with information about Rivera’s whereabouts are asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at (609) 909-7800. You can also contact Atlantic County Crime Stoppers with information at (800) 658-8477.