Atlantic City Cops: Man With Warrant, Handgun, Cocaine Arrested
Cops say an Atlantic City man with a warrant is facing a long list of charges after he was arrested with a gun and cocaine after running from detectives Monday night.
The ACPD says at around 11PM, two detectives of the Special Investigations Section attempted to arrest 27-year-old Iree Jones of Atlantic City in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue. Jones had a warrant for his arrest issued by the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office. As they approached, Jones fled.
[H]e ran around the block where he threw a fanny pack he was carrying on the roof of a building. While throwing the fanny pack, a bag containing more than 16 grams of cocaine fell out. After continuing to flee, Jones eventually laid down, surrendered, and was taken into custody. The cocaine was recovered and a digital scale was also located.
The Atlantic City Fire Department responded to the scene to assist police with retrieving the fanny pack that contained a loaded handgun.
Jones has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain person not to possess a weapon, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, and contempt of court. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.