• Gabriel Donio

Drug arrest on Second Street

Charged with heroin possession


Gabriel Luna, 21, of Hammonton was arrested and is facing drug charges in connection with a blue wax fold containing a “white powdery substance” believed to be heroin, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said. (THG/Kristin Guglietti)

HAMMONTON—Gabriel Luna, 21, of Hammonton was arrested and is facing drug charges in connection with a blue wax fold containing a “white powdery substance” believed to be heroin, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.


The arrest was made on the 100 block of N. Second Street at 9:25 p.m. on January 5, Friel said.


“There was a suspicious male outside of a residence. The caller said he observed the subject outside of his property and then located a hypodermic needle on the sidewalk in front of the house,” Friel said.


Friel said a police patrol located the subject, Luna, who was found to have an active warrant from Berlin in the amount of $750, Friel said.


“Upon search incident to arrest, he was found to have several hypodermic needles and a blue wax fold containing a white powdery residue believed to be heroin,” Friel said.


Luna was transported to the police department where he was processed, charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance heroin and possession of a hypodermic needle and released pending a court appearance in Atlantic County Superior Court and Berlin Township Municipal Court, Friel said.


Friel said Officer Kyle Ambrozaitis was the arresting and charging officer.