• Gabriel Donio

Drug Arrest on 9th Street



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HAMMONTON—While patrolling the 100 block of 9th Street at 7:50 p.m. on October 7, Officer John Amendolia observed a vehicle parked in an unlit dirt lot, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.


The subject driving the vehicle was self-identified as Edgar Gonzalez, 34, of Hammonton, Friel said.


“He said that he did not have a driver’s license or identification and appeared visibly nervous,” Friel said.


Gonzalez was found to have a suspended New Jersey Driver’s License and several warrants for his arrest, Friel said.


He was asked for consent to search the vehicle, and he stated it was not his vehicle, Friel said. A sweep by a narcotics K-9 indicated five wax folds containing a white powdery substance believed to be heroin and 48 wax folds containing white powder residue, Friel said.


Gonzalez was transported to police headquarters and charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance heroin, possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia and was transported to the Atlantic County Jail on an NCIC warrant, Friel said.


Amendolia was the investigating and arresting officer, Friel said.


This report is comprised of arrests and investigations made by the men and women of local enforcement. All suspects and arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.