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Narcotics Manufacturer Arrested on Multiple First Degree Charges


Mar 18, 2023

For Immediate Release: October 17, 2023

The Atlantic City Police Department arrested a man on various first-degree charges related to narcotics trafficking.  

On October 13, 2023, patrol officers responded to Tropicana Atlantic City in reference to security personnel locating narcotics in property that had been removed from a guest’s room during an eviction process. 

The items recovered from the hotel room included 11,695 individual bags of heroin, more than 3.3 pounds of unpackaged heroin, 40 grams of cocaine, 820 ecstasy tablets, paraphernalia used in the manufacturing and distribution of narcotics, and three handguns.  Detectives of the Special Investigations Section were requested to investigate the owner of the found contraband. 

With assistance from Tropicana security personnel, the owner was identified as Abdurrahim Abdullah.  Abdullah returned to the hotel on the morning of October 14 and attempted to gain access to the hotel room.  He was taken into custody shortly after.


ARRESTED:  Abdurrahim Abdullah, 42, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Possession of CDS (three counts), possession of CDS with intent to distribute (three counts), possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public zone (three counts), maintaining/operating a manufacturing facility, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a weapon (three counts), possession of hollow-point ammunition, possession of a large capacity magazine, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, certain person not to possess a weapon, money laundering, and possession of a ghost gun.      

Abdullah was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.  The public is reminded that charges are mere allegations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with information about the distribution of narcotics is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858 or submit a text anonymously to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.

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