Riverton Police busted an alleged drug dealer last month after he hopped off the River Line with a handgun tucked into his pants and hundreds of baggies of cocaine he planned to sell in a school zone, according to a report.
Police stopped a car the morning of Dec. 13 in the area of Broad Street and Lippincott Avenue after determining the registered owner’s driver’s license was suspended. In addition, police said, the passenger—identified as Martin Muniz, of Cleveland, OH—had just jaywalked to the car after getting off the River Line.
Upon further investigation, police discovered Muniz had outstanding warrants out of Camden. While being taken into custody, Muniz told the officers he had a gun in his waistband, police reported. Officers secured the weapon—a Hi-Point 9mm handgun with five rounds in the clip—and also discovered 264 baggies of cocaine in a sandwich bag tucked inside Muniz’s sock, as well as $800 cash.
Muniz was taken into custody and charged with possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm during the distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a defaced firearm, person unauthorized to have a firearm, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in a school zone.
Bail was set at $100,000 full, with no 10 percent option, and Muniz was transported to Burlington County Jail.Information provided by Riverton Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.