Heroin and marijuana found in Egg Harbor Township motel drug raids

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Submitted/From left are Darlene Hancock, Ali Abdullah, , Sammantha Kinney and Sharon Marie Simpson Submitted/From left are Darlene Hancock, Ali Abdullah, , Sammantha Kinney and Sharon Marie Simpson

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Four individuals were arrested during a series of drug raids in two Egg Harbor Township motels on Wednesday, April 30.

According to police, Darlene Hancock, 48, of Atlantic City and Ali Abdullah, 48, of Egg Harbor Township were both arrested during an early morning raid at the Economy Inn in the West Atlantic City section and charged with Possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, and later in the day, Sammantha Kinney and Sharon Marie Simpson, both 22 and of Egg Harbor Township were arrested at the Rex Motel in the Farmington section. Kinney was charged with possession of heroin, and Simpson was charged with hindering apprehension and possession of marijuana. 

 The arrest came after the Egg Harbor Township Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau, with the assistance of Atlantic County SWAT and members of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department Patrol Division, executed narcotics search warrants at the motels.   In addition to the arrests, police recovered an undisclosed amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Hancock and Abdullah were additionally wanted on warrants out of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office for possession of dangerous drugs. Municipal Court Judge H. R. Switzer set bail on their charges at $20,000 full.  Both Hancock and Abdullah were lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Kinney and Simpson were released on complaint summonses and released with date to appear in court.

These investigations were led by Detectives Rich Vogt and Mark Wagner, with the assistance of Detective Scott Hiltner.  Anyone in the community who has information related to possible drug distribution is encouraged to report the information to our department’s VICE unit by calling 609-926-4051 or it can be reported anonymously, by providing the information through Atlantic County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-658-8477 and receive a cash reward in the event the tip or information leads to the arrest of someone as a result of the tip or information.


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