Four teens charged with drugs, weapons offenses in Pleasantville

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Pleasantville police officers arrested and charged four teens with several drugs and weapons charges early Monday morning in the New Hope neighborhood, according to Police Capt. Sean Riggin. Pleasantville police officers arrested and charged four teens with several drugs and weapons charges early Monday morning in the New Hope neighborhood, according to Police Capt. Sean Riggin. PLEASANTVILLE - Pleasantville police officers arrested and charged four teens with several drugs and weapons charges early Monday morning in the New Hope neighborhood, according to Pleasantville Police Capt. Sean Riggin.

Arrested were: Leon Valentin Jr., 18, of Mays Landing, who was jailed at the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $50,000 full cash bail; Anthony Hall-Jones, 19, of Pleasantville ($50,000, full), Michael Brooks, 20, of Pleasantville ($50,000, full cash) and Kasaan Oglesby, 21, of Pleasantville ($75,000, full cash).

They were all charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession with intent in a public housing area, possession of a handgun, and for possession of a defaced firearm.

In addition, Oglesby was charged on warrants from an unrelated case as well as possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Pleasantville Sgt. Angelo Maldonado recognized one of four males loitering around a vehicle at 1:15 a.m. at the New HopeCommunityPark and 4th Street.

Maldonado recognized Oglesby as a suspect from an unrelated case and stopped to confirm his identity, Riggin said.

Then Sgt. Stacey Williams arrived as a back up and found a 380-calibre handgun, cocaine, heroin and marijuana discarded under the car where Maldonado first saw the males.

Maldonado and Williams interviewed the teens and took them to the police department for processing.

“Pleasantville Police Chief José Ruiz commended all of the officers involved for their proactive and aggressive efforts to keep our city safe,” Riggin said.


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