(Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police K9 Achilles and Officer Allen Williams caught a drug dealer Wednesday night who had jumped out a second-floor window to avoid apprehension.
Just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, Officer Rafael Martinez Jr. and Officer Stenley Vertus were on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues near 7th and Vine streets in North Camden when they observed Muneer Abdur-Ahman, 29, of Camden, engage in a hand-to-hand drug transaction outside of 722 Vine Street. The officers approached Abdur-Ahman and ordered him to stop, but Abdur-Ahman ignored their commands and ran into the home at 722 Vine Street.
Officers Martinez and Vertus chased Abdur-Ahman inside, where he ran upstairs then jumped to the ground from a second-floor bedroom window. He continued to flee through several backyards and Officer Williams and Achilles quickly tracked him to a nearby yard where he was hiding. Abdur-Ahman and another resident of the home – Jessica Saxton, 24 – were found to be in possession of 36 bags of crack cocaine, nine bags of heroin and $755 in cash.
Abdur-Ahman and Saxton were each charged with two counts of Possession of a CDS (crack cocaine and heroin), Possession With Intent to Distribute and Possession With Intent to Distribute Within 1,000 feet of a School. Abdur-Ahman was also charged with one count of Resisting Arrest. Both were remanded to the county jail where bail was set for Abdur-Ahman at $87,500 cash or bond and for Saxton at $85,000 cash or bond.