Police: Camden teen arrested with 257 bags of cocaine, heroin

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Officers with the Camden County Police Department arrested a 17-year-old for allegedly possessing 257 bags of cocaine and heroin.
Credit: Metro file photo

A Camden teen was arrested Sunday for allegedly possessing 257 bags of cocaine and heroin, according to a release issued Tuesday by the Camden County Police Department.

Investigators said Officer Kyle Pesce was on a directed patrol when he saw a 17-year-old engage in a drug transaction near the corner of Willard and Vine streets shortly after 9:40 p.m.

Several officers arrested the suspect and allegedly found him to be in possession of 201 heat-sealed bags of cocaine, 56 bags of heroin and $2,484 in cash.

The teen was charged with two counts each of distributing a controlled dangerous substance, possessing a controlled dangerous substance and possessing a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

He was arraigned and imprisoned at the county juvenile detention facility at Lakeland.

“This arrest is another example of how proactive policing allows us to address community concerns such as open-air drug dealing,” police Chief J. Scott Thomson said in a statement.


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