Handgun stolen, 250 bags of heroin recovered in Atlantic City

A 22-year-old man from southern Jersey has been arrested with a loaded handgun stolen in Virginia, authorities said.

A 9-1-1 report at 7:08 am Sunday sent Atlantic City Patrol Officers Christopher Dodson, Alberto Valles, Ahmed Waqar and Warren Young to the first block of South Florida Avenue.

Monitoring center staff were able to direct officers to Dupree Frederick, Jr., who was in the area and matched the caller’s description on 9-1-1, police said.

A loaded handgun was reportedly recovered from Frederick’s pocket, according to Lt. Kevin Fair, a spokesperson for the police department.

Frederick was also found in possession of 250 bags of heroin and five grams of cocaine, Fair said.

According to Fair, the handgun was stolen in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Frederick, 22, of Galloway, has been charged with several drug and weapon offenses as well as receiving stolen property.

He was being held at the Atlantic County Justice Center.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Atlantic City Police Department’s Violent Crime Unit at 609-347-5766.

Information can also be sent by SMS to tip411 (847411). Start the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

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