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WILDWOOD - Members of the Wildwood Police Department Detective and Uniform Patrol Divisions Aug. 24 conducted a motor vehicle stop in connection to reported criminal activity.

According to a release, the motor vehicle stop was conducted in the 100 East block of Schellenger Avenue, in Wildwood.

During the investigation, the driver of the vehicle was identified as Harold Perez-Heredia, 29, of Wildwood. Perez-Heredia was arrested for an active warrant out of Dennis Township Municipal Court. As the investigation developed, a court-authorized search warrant was issued.

As a result of the search of Perez-Heredia's motor vehicle, distribution quantities of a controlled dangerous substance, specifically heroin, along with narcotics paraphernalia and a weapon, were recovered. The controlled dangerous substance was prepackaged for the street level sale and distribution, with an estimated street value of $1,200.

Additionally seized in connection to the investigation was $1,910, which was identified as proceeds of narcotics sales/distribution.

As a result of the aforementioned criminal investigation, Perez-Heredia was charged with the possession of heroin, a crime of the third degree, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, a crime of the third degree, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of certain public property, a crime of the second degree, possession of a prohibited weapon, a crime of the fourth degree, possession of a prohibited weapon for an unlawful purpose, a crime of the third degree, and a certain person prohibited from possessing a weapon, a crime of the fourth degree.

Consequently, Perez-Heredia was processed and transported to the Cape May County Correctional Center, following the attorney general guidelines in connection to the Criminal Justice Bail Reform Directive.

The above was received from a law enforcement agency. The person named is innocent unless proven otherwise.

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