November 04, 2016
The Camden County Police Department eliminated a heroin mill in the Whitman Park neighborhood on Thursday.
Officials said the facility was used to distribute up to seven different stamps of heroin.
Two suspects were arrested and a cache of illegal weapons, ammunition and cash was seized.
The raid at Thurman and Jackson streets followed an investigation by members of the police drug gang unit.
Police Chief Scott Thomson praised detectives for the arrests.
“We will maintain a relentless effort to target violent drug gangs and the poison they distribute on the streets,” Thomson said. "Overdoses in the region continue to rise and the correlating gang violence must be stopped."
Two residences on the 1100 block of Thurman Street and one residence on the 900 block of Jackson Street were searched.
Officers recovered seven weapons:
* A loaded Mac-11 9mm handgun with an extended magazine
* A loaded 9mm Browning Arms handgun with an extended magazine
* A .45 caliber Colt handgun
* A loaded .45 caliber Ruger handgun with a laser sight and extended magazine
* A loaded Llama 9mm handgun
* A loaded Crossman classic .177 caliber pellet gun
* A loaded Storm XT .177 caliber pellet gun
Officers also recovered more than 300 rounds of ammo, a quantity of packaged heroin and a quantity of crack cocaine.
More than $2,000 in cash was recovered.
Lewis Miller, 34, of Camden, was charged with four counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, four counts of possession of hollow point bullets, four counts of illegal possession of guns and three counts of possession of a large capacity magazine.
He was remanded to the Camden County Jail with bail set at 10 percent of $478,000.
Miguel Nunez, 39, of Camden, was charged with drug possession, possession with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute near a school.
His bail was set at 10 percent of $101,000.