ATLANTIC CITY COUSINS CHARGED WITH MAINTAINING & OPERATING DRUG PRODUCTION FACILITY


Ahmaad Williams
Yahshaun Williams

MAYS LANDING – Two Atlantic City men have been arrested and charged with maintaining and operating a drug production facility and multiple drug charges after the execution of a search warrant in Atlantic City on Monday December 18, 2017, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

On Monday, December 18, 2017, members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, along with the assistance of the Atlantic County Regional SWAT Team, executed a court authorized search warrant at the Atlantic City residence, which was used or occupied by Ahmaad Williams, 23, and 20 year-old Yahshaun K. Williams.

During the course of the investigation the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office seized over 1,000 bags of heroin, approximately 3.9 grams of unbagged heroin, over $800 in US currency and drug distribution paraphernalia.

Yahshaun K. Williams, who was located inside the residence during the search warrant execution, was taken into custody without incident and charged with first degree, Maintaining/Operating a CDS Production Facility and the following criminal offenses:

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, 3rd Degree
  • Possession of Heroin, 3rd Degree
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute within 500 feet of a Public Park, 2nd Degree
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence, 4th Degree
  • Conspiracy to Maintain a Production Facility/Poss. CDS in Public Zone, 2nd Degree
  • Conspiracy to Distribute/Poss. w/Intent to Distribute CDS, 3rd Degree
  • Hindering Apprehension of Another (Ahmaad Williams), 3rd Degree
  • Hindering his own Apprehension, 3rd Degree

Atlantic City Municipal Court Judge Henry Warner found probable cause for the issuance of the above arrest warrant and subsequent detention of Yahshaun Williams.

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Ahmaad Williams came to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and turned himself in on First Degree Charges of Maintaining/Operating a CDS Production Facility, under a warrant that was approved by Atlantic City Municipal Court Judge Henry Warner on December 18, 2017.

This arrest warrant was issued for the below offenses:

  • Maintaining/Operating a CDS Production Facility, 1st Degree
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, 3rd Degree
  • Possession of Heroin, 3rd Degree
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute within 500 feet of a Public Park, 2nd Degree
  • Conspiracy to Maintain a Production Facility/Poss. CDS in Public Zone, 2nd Degree
  • Conspiracy to Distribute/Poss. w/Intent to Distribute CDS, 3rd Degree

Ahmaad Williams was processed and transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility, where he was lodged pending a detention hearing.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit were assisted with the investigation that began in October 2017, by members of the Atlantic City Police Department Vice Unit, Brigantine Police Department, and Hamilton 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. ***

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 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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