MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic County Grand Jury returned an indictment against an Egg Harbor Township man on multiple drug charges including possession of approximately three kilograms of heroin and also maintaining and operating a drug production facility, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
On January 24, 2018, an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned an eight count indictment against Ismael Martinez, 33, of Egg Harbor Township, for the possession of CDS with the intent to distribute and the maintenance and operation of a CDS facility located at Clayton Mill Apartments in Absecon.
Martinez is indicted on the following charges:
- Count 1 – Possession of Heroin 3rd Degree
- Count 2 – Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute First Degree
- Count 3 – Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute in a School Zone 3rd Degree
- Count 4 – Possession of Cocaine 3rd Degree
- Count 5 – Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute Second Degree
- Count 6 – Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute in a School Zone 3rd Degree
- Count 7 – Maintaining/ Operation of a CDS (Heroin) production facility First Degree
- Count 8 – Maintaining/ Operation of a CDS (Cocaine) production facility First Degree
On October 27, 2017, 403 Clayton Way, located in Absecon New Jersey, was searched by members of the Absecon PD, with the assistance of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. Pursuant to that search, the following items were seized:
- Heroin of approximately 3 kilograms
- Cocaine in an amount exceeding ½ of an ounce
- Various cutting agents used in the manufacture of CDS
- Weighing scales
- Rubber bands
- Thousands of wax paper folds used to package CDS
- Heat sealable bags
- Measuring cups
- Stamp pads
- And various other drug paraphernalia used during the manufacture of CDS.
This was the result of an Absecon Police Department investigation, with assistance from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Guns Gangs and Narcotics Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department. Assistant Prosecutor Aaron Witherspoon represents the State in this 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.