• Lynda Cohen

Atlantic City man arrested on drug and gun charges

Updated: May 21

An Atlantic City man was arrested Tuesday after police allegedly found drugs and three handguns inside his home. A search warrant was served at the residence in the 900 block of Ohio Avenue at 2:15 p.m., Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Inside, police found about 1,200 bags of heroin, three loaded handguns and $6,772 in cash believed to be from drug sales, according to the report. One of the guns had been reported stolen from Egg Harbor Township. Francis Kelly, 36, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute within a public zone, possession with intent within a school zone, possession of a weapon while committing a drug offense, receiving stolen property and three counts of unlawful possession of a weapon. Kelly was being housed in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Anyone with information about the distribution of narcotics is asked to contact the Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858. Information can also be texted anonymously  to tip411 (847411), beginning the text with ACPD. 

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