Eighty people have been arrested in the past year in Gloucester County on weapons, drugs and other charges in a statewide operation targeting gangs, guns and violent offenders, the county Prosector's Office announced today.
Nearly half of those arrested were affiliated with street gangs or had a history of violence, Prosecutor Sean Dalton said in a statement,
One drug investigation resulted in four arrests and the seizure of 14 kilograms (30.8 pounds) of cocaine valued at $450,000, $170,000 in cash and a stolen .45-caliber handgun, officials said. The case will be prosecuted by the federal government.
Other seizures included 23 handguns, three assault weapons, 260 pounds of marijuana valued at $300,000 and $64,000 in cash.