MAYS LANDING- A Hamilton Township man is wanted on drugs and weapons charges, following the execution of two search warrants at two township addresses on April 2, 2018, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
On April 2, 2018, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs Guns and Narcotics Unit, Hamilton Township Police Department and the Atlantic County Regional SWAT Team executed two search warrants in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. The execution of these search warrants was in response to an investigation initiated by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Drug Related Death Unit.
Information was obtained that the target of this investigation, Shawn Cunningham, was distributing heroin and fentanyl throughout Atlantic County. As a result of this investigation, search warrants were executed on April 2, 2018 in Hamilton Township at 6035 Hoover Drive and 924 Catherine Court.
The following items were recovered as a result of this investigation:
- 650 wax folds of suspected fentanyl/heroin
- Semi-automatic handgun with high capacity 30 round magazine
- .38 special revolver handgun
- Approximately 6 pounds of marijuana
Cunningham has been charged with the following:
Possession of Heroin/fentanyl…2C:35-10A(1) (3rd degree)
Distribution of Heroin/fentanyl…2C:35-5B(2) (2nd degree)
Certain persons not to have weapons…2C:39-7 (2nd degree)
Failure to obtain permit for a weapon…2C:58-4 (2nd degree)
Possessing a firearm while committing certain drug crimes…2C:39-4 (2nd degree)
Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana…2C35-5b(10)(b) (2nd degree)
Possession of a large/high Capacity Magazine…2C:39-3J (4th degree)
Cunningham has not been located at the time of this press release and warrants have been issued for his arrest.
***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.