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Drug Investigation in Gloucester City Terminated, Two Adults, 4 Juveniles Arrested


William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews

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(GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(October 15, 2020)--Members of the Gloucester City Police Department along with federal authorities and the Camden County Sheriff's Department conducted a simultaneous drug raid last week in Gloucester City. 


According to Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesman for the Gloucester City Police Department, "Friday, Oct. 9, at approximately 6:00 am the Detective Bureau and Directed Patrol Unit, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.) and The Camden County Sheriff's Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.) executed simultaneous search warrants at residences in the 500 unit block of Bergen Street, the 400 unit block of Monmouth Street and 300 unit block of Market Street, culminating an investigation into the distribution of narcotics.  As a result, a quantity of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and cash were seized."

Burkhardt said the following individuals were charged:


Jorge Lopez (42) 300 block of Market St.

Possession of CDS (two counts)

Distribution within 500 feet of a public park (two counts)

Distribution within 1000 feet of a school (two counts)

Employing juvenile in drug distribution  (two counts)

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Dalton Hillard (19) 500 block of Bergen St.

Possession of CDS

Distribution within 500 feet of a public park


(14) year-old male 400 block of Monmouth St. Possession of drug paraphernalia


(17) year-old male 300 block of Warren St. Possession of drug paraphernalia


(14) year-old female 100 block of Joy St. Possession of drug paraphernalia


(15) year-old male 300 block of Cumberland St. Possession of drug paraphernalia


CNBNews had several questions for Lt. Burkhardt about the investigation; such as, 

When did it begin?

How were the juveniles involved; were they selling the drugs?

Is Jorge Lopez a U.S. citizen?

Where the adults released on bail and if so how much?

Where the juveniles released?

Is it safe to say there were all working together?

Can we have mugshots of the adult suspects?

Was anyone identified as the leader?

Burkhardt said, "Unfortunately, we aren’t permitted to release mug shots anymore.  These investigations are ongoing  and I wouldn’t be able to release more specific information at this time without compromising them.  I can tell you the investigations began approximately one month ago and Lopez was the only one who was remanded to jail, the rest were released."  

Gloucester City Police Department officers participating in this operation:

DSG. Carl DePoder

Sgt. Jim Little

Det. Keith O’Donnell

Det. Tim Ryder

Ofc. George Spingler

Ofc. Don Fager III

Ofc. John Bryszewski Jr.






published October 15, 2020