Friday, July 26, 2013

Absecon Man Arrested for the Illegal Sale of Synthetic Marijuana

ABSECON – An Absecon man was arrested for the illegal sale of synthetic marijuana, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
Early this morning, members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Guns, Gangs & Narcotics Unit arrested Atul Patel, 60, at his residence located on the 700 block of New Road.

The arrest is the culmination of three-month-long narcotics investigation into the sale of synthetic marijuana in Egg Harbor City.
The investigation revealed that Patel was allegedly selling synthetic marijuana out of a convenience store he owns located on the 500 block of the White Horse Pike in Egg Harbor City.
At approximately 7:30 a.m., Patel was apprehended without incident. He has been charged with second-degree possession with intent to distribute over 1 oz. of synthetic marijuana and third-degree possession of over 1 oz. of synthetic marijuana.
Patel has been lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $30,000 bail.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent until and unless 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 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 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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