The Atlantic City Police Department arrested two men in separate investigations leading to the recovery of a handgun and cocaine.

On Thursday, ACPD detectives executed a search warrant in the first block of South Iowa Avenue as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.

The target of the investigation, 33-year-old Knocumus Dixon of Atlantic City, was arrested.

During the search of his home, detectives allegedly located more than seven ounces of cocaine and paraphernalia used in the distribution of narcotics.

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Dixon was charged with possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

The next day, ACPD detectives say they observed 23-year-old Daquann Smith of Galloway on a bicycle speaking with two women in a parked vehicle.

The detective’s observations led them to conduct a motor vehicle stop after the driver pulled away. During the investigation, detectives located a bag inside the vehicle that contained a loaded handgun and identification for Smith. Smith arrived at the motor vehicle stop and acknowledged that the bag belonged to him.

The handgun had been reported stolen from Gainesville, FL.

The women were released with no charges; Smith was taken into custody.

Smith was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a large capacity magazine, possession of hollow-point ammunition, and receiving stolen property.

Both men were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Help police

Anyone with information about the distribution of narcotics 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.

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