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Wildwood man jailed after police find heroin, cash, weapon during traffic stop

Wildwood man jailed after police find heroin, cash, weapon during traffic stop

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Wildwood Crest Police Department holds a ceremony to mark the 25th Anniversary of Officer Eugene J. Miglio’s line of duty death.

WILDWOOD — A city man was jailed Monday after police found an estimated $1,200 worth of heroin, a weapon and cash during a traffic stop.

Officers stopped Harold Perez-Heredia, 29, in the 100 block of East Schellenger Avenue in connection to reported criminal activity, police said in a news release.

Perez-Heredia was arrested on an active warrant out of Dennis Township Municipal Court, police said. A warrant to search his car was authorized by the court.

Inside his car, police found distribution quantities of heroin along with drug paraphernalia, a weapon and $1,910 identified as drug sale proceeds, police said. The heroin was prepackaged for street-level sale and distribution with an estimated street value of $1,200.

Police did not provide details on the weapon.

Perez-Heredia, whom police described as an unemployed construction laborer, was charged with third-degree possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of a prohibited weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute within 500 feet of certain public property, fourth-degree possession of a prohibited weapon and certain person prohibited from possessing a weapon.

He was sent to the Cape May County jail.

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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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