A two-month investigation into the distribution of drugs from two residential buildings in Atlantic City resulted in the arrest of ten people on Thursday.

The Atlantic City Police Department says members of the DEA Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, and the ACPD's Special Investigations Section and SWAT Team executed simultaneous residential search warrants at six apartments within the Madison Hotel on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard and one apartment in Lighthouse Plaza Thursday.

Detectives recovered three guns, over 1,000 bags of heroin, 3 pounds of ecstasy, more than seven ounces of methamphetamine, 1.5 ounces of cocaine, and nearly $14,000 in cash, according to a press release.

During the search of the apartment at Lighthouse Plaza, an Atlantic City SWAT Team member shot a charging dog to prevent himself and other officers from being attacked.

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Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said in a statement, "The Madison Hotel is a significant nuisance located within the heart of Atlantic City’s Tourism District. In the past three years there have been two homicides at this location. We will not permit drug dealers to set up shop, peddle poison and otherwise interfere with the quality of life of our residents and tourists."

The following people were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility:

ARRESTED: Alicia Gilliard, 34, of Atlantic City
CHARGES: Possession of CDS (three counts), possession with intent to distribute CDS (three counts), possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense (three counts), possession of hollow-point ammunition (three counts), possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, and money laundering.

ARRESTED: Akeem Mills, 28, of Mays Landing
CHARGES: Possession of CDS (three counts), possession with intent to distribute CDS (three counts), possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense (three counts), possession of hollow-point ammunition (three counts), possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, and money laundering.

ARRESTED: Malita Scarlett, 30, of Camden
CHARGES: Possession of CDS (seven counts), possession with intent to distribute CDS (seven counts), possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense (three counts), possession of hollow-point ammunition (three counts), possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone (two counts), and money laundering.

ARRESTED: Evrod Walker, 39, of Atlantic City
CHARGES: Two counts each of possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, and possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone.

The following people were released on a summons with a future court date:

ARRESTED: Anthony Bailey, 46, of Atlantic City
CHARGES: Possession of CDS (two counts), possession with intent to distribute CDS, and possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, and contempt of court.

ARRESTED: Tyler Barrett, 28, of, Atlantic City
CHARGES: Possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

ARRESTED: Tracy Blackwell, 38, of Atlantic City
CHARGES: Contempt of court.

ARRESTED: Shane Calareso-Hodges, 34, of Absecon
CHARGES: Possession of CDS.

ARRESTED: Michael Lombardi, 56, of, Atlantic City
CHARGES: Possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

ARRESTED: Rasheed Phillips, 31, of Atlantic City
CHARGES: Possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, and possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone.

In addition, the Atlantic City Fire Marshall responded to the Madison Hotel after officers observed numerous safety issues including fire exit doors being chained and locked shut. They also located a first floor stairwell door that was locked from the outside.

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