Skip to main contentSkip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.

Surveillance operation leads to 6 drug charges in Atlantic City

  • 0
Atlantic City Police Department

ATLANTIC CITY — The city police department’s Special Investigations Section conducted a surveillance operation in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue, leading to several arrests Thursday.

Numerous complaints were received from the public and local business owners concerning illegal narcotics distribution and quality of life issues throughout the block, police said.

As a result, detectives arrested five people and charged another with various CDS-related charges and recovered more than $4,200 in U.S. currency, which was seized as proceeds of illegal narcotics sales. Prescription pills were confiscated along with nine bricks of 450 individual wax folds of heroin, more than an ounce of crack cocaine and 11 ounces of marijuana, all packaged for street sale, police sad.

Charged were:

Isaiah Lopez, 19, of Atlantic City, with two counts possession of CDS and two counts possession with intent to distribute CDS.

Joseph Campos, 24, of Atlantic City, with three counts possession of CDS and three counts possession with intent to distribute CDS.

Timothy Koons, 46, of Atlantic City, with possession of CDS.

Erik McClain, 32, of Atlantic City, with loitering to obtain CDS.

Tony Jones, 54, of Atlantic City, with three counts possession of CDS, three counts possession with intent to distribute CDS and contempt of court.

Ivane George, 25, of Pleasantville, with three counts possession of CDS and three counts possession with intent to distribute CDS.

Lopez, Campos, Koons, McClain and Jones were arrested and released on summonses pending future court appearances. George was mailed a summons.

“The Atlantic City Police Department continues to prioritize Atlantic Avenue.” Interim Officer in Charge Deputy Chief James Sarkos said. “Operations like this will continue and increase as we address these issues.”

Contact John Russo:


Twitter: @ACPress_Russo


Sign up for our Crime & Courts newsletter

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Digital producer

I graduated from Rowan University in 2011 where I studied journalism. I covered local high school and college sports at the South Jersey Times and Vineland Daily Journal. I have been a sports reporter with The Press since July 2013

Related to this story

The best local coverage, unlimited

Sign up for a digital subscription to The Press of Atlantic City now and take advantage of a great offer.


Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


Breaking News