MAYS LANDING – Three Hammonton men have been indicted on multiple drugs and weapons charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
An Atlantic County Grand Jury returned an indictment Wednesday. Juvenal Duran-Almanza, 29, Moises Duran-Almanza, 38, and Vincent Lopez-Hernandez 25 were indicted on multiple drug charges and a weapons charge for at least two of the men.
The charges in the indictment are as follows:
-First degree Distribution of Cocaine
-First degree Possession of Cocaine w/the Intent to Distribute
-Second degree Distribution of Cocaine
-Second degree Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine w/the Intent to Distribute
-Second degree Possession of Cocaine w/the Intent to Distribute
-Second degree Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine w/the Intent to Distribute
-Second degree possession of Methamphetamine w/the Intent to Distribute
-Second degree Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a CDS offense
-Third degree Possession of Cocaine
-Third degree Possession of Methamphetamine
-Third degree Money Laundering
On August 3, 2017, members from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Guns Gangs and Narcotics Unit recovered cocaine, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a .32 caliber revolver during a search of a residence in Hammonton, occupied by Juvenal Duran-Almanza, and a search of a building located at Columbia Fruit Farms in Hammonton, occupied by Moises Duran-Almanza. The Guns Gangs and Narcotics Unit also recovered cocaine in excess of 5 ounces during a search of a building occupied by Vincent Lopez-Hernandez.
On October 25, 2017, an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned a true bill for all charges contained in the indictment.
All three named defendants are currently detained, but prior to detainment, resided in Hammonton.
The ACPO investigation was a co-op with HSI, FBI, DEA while also receiving assistance from the Hammonton Police Department, Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office, Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, the NJSP, the Stockton University Police Department and the Atlantic County Regional SWAT Team.
Assistant Prosecutor Aaron Witherspoon represents the State in the matter.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.