ATLANTIC CITY — A city man was arrested on weapon and drug charges early Friday after police got a tip from a city councilman that the man had a gun.

At 12:54 a.m., Councilman Moisse Delgado stopped Officer Bryant Mitchell and told him there was a man with a handgun near South Carolina and Drexel avenues, police said in a news release. Delgado gave Mitchell a detailed description of the man.

Mitchell and other officers found the man Delgado described, 45-year-old Antonio Gibson, within minutes, police said. Gibson was in a verbal dispute with another man, whom police did not identify.

As he approached Gibson, Mitchell saw the handle of a gun sticking out of Gibson’s pocket, police said.

Officers arrested Gibson and recovered the handgun, police said. They also found 11 bags of heroin and marijuana.

Gibson was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, certain person not to possess a weapon and two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

He was taken to the Atlantic County jail.

Contact: 609-272-7241

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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