Foot chase ends in arrest on drug and gun charges
A South Jersey man who tried to flee from police following a car stop in Camden was arrested on charges he possessed drugs with the intent to distribute them and a loaded handgun, authorities said.
Devron Lampkin, 28, of Pennsauken, was stopped by Camden County police near the intersection of Constitution and Hornet Roads in the city's Fairview neighborhood about 3 p.m. Friday, police said.
The officers asked Lampkin to exit his vehicle after seeing drugs inside, police said. Lampkin got out and took off running, police said.
He was quickly apprehended and charged with resisting arrest, weapons offenses and drug possession with intent to distribute. Police said they found 85 small bags of heroin, 14 small bags of cocaine and three jars of marijuana in Lampkin's car, as well as a loaded, defaced .380-caliber handgun.
Lampkin was remanded to the county jail in lieu of $200,000 cash bail or bond.
"This was a significant arrest in that our officers took drugs and a gun off the streets of our city," said Police Chief J. Scott Thomson. "Targeting those who illegally possess firearms, thereby jeopardizing all our residents, remains our highest priority."
- Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman