Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Atlantic City Man Convicted of Drug and Weapon Charges

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man was convicted Wednesday of possession of heroin and unlawful possession of a handgun, County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, an Atlantic County jury found Marwin McKoy, 34, of the 100 block of Chesapeake Ave., Atlantic City, guilty of handgun possession offenses, and possession of heroin.
On August 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., members of the New Jersey State Police Weapons Trafficking Unit, conducting surveillance in Atlantic City, arrested McKoy on Michigan Avenue in possession of a loaded .22 caliber handgun and 20 bags of heroin.

McKoy was charged with weapons and heroin possession charges, and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $100,000 cash bail set by Atlantic City Municipal Court Judge Henry L. Warner. He was later transferred to New Jersey State Prison for a violation of probation for a prior offense, where he has remained.
An Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted McKoy on December 5, 2013.

Wednesday, after a two-day jury trial before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Mark Sandson, McKoy was found guilty of:
  • Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a .22 caliber handgun—a crime of the 2nd degree, 
  • Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon—a 2nd degree crime, and 
  • Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, heroin—a 3rd degree crime. 
McKoy was returned to prison pending sentencing, scheduled before Judge Sandson on February 20, 2015. 
McKoy faces a potential sentence for the convictions of up to 20 years of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison.
Assistant Prosecutor Raphael Ortega represented the State in the matter.
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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