Pleasantville police arrest 3 in alleged crack den bust

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PLEASANTVILLE – Three men were arrested and charged with narcotics offenses Friday, Feb. 7 after a monthlong investigation that targeted an alleged “crack den” that operated in a south side apartment complex.

“I commend all the detectives for this excellent work, and especially Detective Brownlee, for removing a threat to the quality of life and safety in one of our neighborhoods," Chief Jose L. Ruiz said in announcing the arrests with Detective Lt. Danny Adcock.

Arrested were:

Robert Williams, 36, of Pleasantville was charged with possession and distribution of heroin and distribution of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Atlantic County jail on $30,000 full cash bail imposed by Judge Richard Fauntleroy.

Malik Smith, 21, of Pleasantville was charged with possession and distribution of heroin. He was lodged in the Atlantic County jail on $20,000 full cash bail imposed by Fauntleroy.

Charles Summer, 31, of Philadelphia was charged with possession and distribution of crack cocaine. He was lodged in the Atlantic County jail on $15,000 full cash bail imposed by Fauntleroy. Summer was also a wanted fugitive from Atlantic County and from Philadelphia.

The arrests were made after Atlantic County SWAT team members executed a search warrant based on evidence collected by Pleasantville Detective Adam Brownlee, who investigated a residence where drugs were bought, sold and used, according to a release issued by Capt. Sean Riggin.

Brownlee and other Pleasantville detectives witnessed multiple drug deals and multiple instances of drug use, according to reports.

“The apartment, located in Bay Harbor Apartments at 1006 S. Main St. in Pleasantville, clearly presented a hazard to the community," Riggin said.


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