5 INDIVIDUALS ARRESTED, DRUGS, WEAPONS SEIZED AFTER JOINT, NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION IN EHT


MAYS LANDING— Following a joint investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and Egg Harbor Township Police Department, five individuals were arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at a home in Egg Harbor Township after members of the ACPO Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and SWAT successfully executed a “no knock” search warrant at the home without incident, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

The arrests of these 5 defendants are the result of a 3-week long investigation by the ACPO Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit that began in early November 2021.

The following individuals were arrested after the execution of the search warrant:

  1. Jason French, age 41, of EHT
  2. Jaime Winters, age 39, of EHT
  3. Jenny Mangano, age 36, of EHT
  4. Vincente Luna, age 39, of Vineland
  5. Richard Kelly, age 37, of EHT

During the execution of the search warrant law enforcement officers recovered the following items:

  • Over ½ ounce of Crystal Methamphetamine
  • One (1) Sawed off Shotgun with multiple rounds of rifled slug ammunition
  • One (1) 9 mm Taurus Handgun loaded with 6 rounds of ball 9 mm ammunition
  • Digital scale
  • Cell phones and a hard drive containing surveillance footage of the home

 

The defendants were arrested and charged with the following offenses:

 

Jason French:

Jason French

3rd degree Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute

3rd degree Possession of Methamphetamine

2 counts of 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon during the course of a CDS Offense

2 counts 2nd degree Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon

 

Jamie Winters

Jaime Winters:

3rd degree Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute

3rd degree Possession of Methamphetamine

2 counts of 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon during the course of a CDS Offense

 

Jenny  Mangano:

3rd degree Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute

3rd degree Possession of Methamphetamine

2 counts of 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon during the course of a CDS Offense

 

Vincente Luna:

2nd degree Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute

3rd degree Possession of Methamphetamine

2 counts of 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon during the course of a CDS Offense

2 counts of 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon during the course of a CDS Offense

3rd degree Hindering

2 counts 2nd degree Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon

 

 

Richard Kelly

Richard Kelly:

3rd degree Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute

3rd degree Possession of Methamphetamine

2 counts of 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon during the course of a CDS Offense

3rd degree Hindering

 

 

 

The 5 defendants were transported and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. This is a cooperative investigation by the ACPO Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.

***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. ***

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Anyone with information about serious crimes are asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 609-909-7666 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Website at http://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.

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