• Lynda Cohen

Call to police leads to gun, drugs in Atlantic City motel

Updated: May 19

A Philadelphia was arrested with a gun and drugs after a call to Atlantic City police led police to a motel.

Detectives Nicholas Berardis and Anthony Abrams went to the Knights Inn on North Albany Avenue just after noon Thursday after a call to the Special Investigations Section regarding drug sales there, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.

The two men saw Joel Carlo-Ayhllon in a drug sale, and arrested him on an active warrant, according to the report.

They then searched his motel room and found a loaded handgun, 1,000 bags of heroin, 3.5 grams of cocaine and $9,638 in cash, believed to be proceeds from drug sales, Fair said.

Carlo-Ayhllon, 24, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a drug offense, certain person not to possess a weapon,  and two counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession with the intent to distribute.

He was taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Anyone with information about the distribution of narcotics is asked to contact Atlantic City police at 609-347-5858.  Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411) beginning the text with ACPD.

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