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Atlantic City Police Arrest Four on Drug Charges

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (May 23, 2023)(CNBNews)--The Atlantic City Police Department arrested four men and recovered drugs and a gun while targeting specific locations of frequent complaints from residents and business owners.

On May 19, 2023, Detectives Christopher Dodson, Eric Evans, Alberto Valles, and Kevin Perez, under the supervisor of Sergeant Garry Stowe, were assigned to patrol specific areas of the city to combat the distribution of narcotics and suppress violent crime.

Detective Dodson received detailed information in reference to a group of men selling narcotics in the 2400 block of Arctic Avenue.  Also, one of the men, Khalil Watts, had a firearm. 

After observing the group for a period of time, the detectives along with assistance from patrol officers, converged on the men.  Once officers exited their vehicles, Khalil Watts and Kory Watts, began to flee.  Both men were quickly apprehended and taken into custody.  Khalil Watts was found in possession of a satchel that contained a loaded handgun.  He also had an active warrant for his arrest. 

Kory Watts discarded a bag while running that contained more than 15 grams of cocaine.  He also possessed paraphernalia used in the distribution of narcotics. 

Later in the evening, the detectives observed Jamir Blunt in the area of the 500 block of Hobart Avenue.  The detectives approached Blunt after observing him involved in a narcotic transaction.  Blunt was arrested after being found in possession of 70 bags of heroin and two grams of cocaine.

Finally, the detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop at Indiana and Atlantic Avenues.  The driver, Julio Sanchez III, could not provide a driver’s license or insurance information for the vehicle.  During the stop, K9 Officer Jesse Oliver-Logan and his K9 partner Gee, trained in narcotic detection, showed a positive indication of the presence of drugs in the vehicle.  Sanchez III was arrested after the detectives located four grams of cocaine. 


ARRESTED:  Khalil Watts, 25, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point ammunition, possession of a large capacity magazine, certain person not to possess a weapon, obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest. 

Khalil Watts was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


ARRESTED:  Kory Watts, 24, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, and possession of CDS paraphernalia.


ARRESTED:  Jamir Blunt, 20, of Mays Landing.

CHARGES:  Possession of CDS (two counts), possession of CDS with intent to distribute (two counts), and possession of CDS paraphernalia.


ARRESTED:  Julio Sanchez III, 21, of Galloway, NJ.

CHARGES:  Possession of CDS and possession of CDS with intent to distribute.

Watts, Blunt, and Sanchez III were released on a summons with a future court date.

The public is reminded that charges are mere allegations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.


Anyone with information about the distribution of narcotics is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858 or submit a text anonymously to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.