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Pro Tip: If You’re Going to Drive with Drugs at Night, Use Your Headlights

ATLANTIC CITY-On November 16, 2019, a man with a warrant and drugs was arrested after providing false information and running from an officer.

At 12:36 am, Officer Wahab Malik was patrolling Pacific Avenue when he stopped at a traffic light waiting to make a turn. He observed a vehicle behind him with no headlights on. The driver, who was in the other lane, stopped the vehicle behind Officer Malik’s even though the light was green. The driver then passed and Officer Malik conducted a motor vehicle stop.

The driver, Iree Jones, did not have a driver’s license and provided personal information which turned out to be false. Using the alias information provided, Jones was found to have an active warrant for his arrest. Officer Malik advised Jones he was under arrest and Jones immediately fled. Officer Malik was able to quickly apprehend Jones and take him into custody. While being searched, Jones was found in possession of 60 bags of heroin.

ARRESTED: Iree Jones, a 26-year-old man from Atlantic City.

CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with intent to distribute CDS, hindering apprehension, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, contempt of court, and motor vehicle summons.

Jones was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.

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