MAYS LANDING- On Thursday, an Atlantic City man pleaded guilty to weapons and narcotics charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Courtney Tiggett, 37, pleaded guilty to first-degree Maintaining a Narcotics Production Facility, second-degree Possession of a Handgun for Unlawful Purposes, second-degree Certain Person Not to Possess a Firearm and fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Magazine. The plea agreement calls for a sentence of fourteen (14) years New Jersey State Prison and the defendant must serve seven (7) years before being eligible for parole.
Courtney Tiggett, 35, was apprehended without incident on October 4, 2018, in Fall River, Massachusetts. He was arrested through the efforts by Massachusetts State Police Fugitive Unit, Fall River Police Department (MA), and New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit.
On March 6, 2018, an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned a 29-count indictment against Tiggett for distributing CDS, unlawfully possessing a semi-automatic handgun and maintaining and operating a CDS production facility located on North Connecticut Avenue in Atlantic City.
On October 25, 2017, Tiggett’s apartment at 457 N. Connecticut Ave, Atlantic City, was searched by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Atlantic City SWAT team. Pursuant to that search, the following items were seized:
- Suspected Heroin of approximately 2 1/4 Ounces
- Loaded .9mm semi-automatic Handgun
- 2 large capacity .9mm magazines
- 9mm ammunition
- Digital weighing scale
- Wax paper folds used to package CDS
- Respirator Masks
- Electronic mixer
- And various other drug paraphernalia used during the manufacture of CDS.
This investigation was led by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit. Sentencing is scheduled on September 27, 2019
***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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