Camden County police are crediting a K-9 officer with helping catch a reputed drug dealer who allegedly jumped from a second-floor window last week in a bid to escape arrest.
Investigators said two officers and K-9 Achilles were on patrol in North Camden Wednesday when, shortly after 6 p.m., they saw Muneer Abdur-Ahman, 29, complete a hand-to-hand drug deal outside a home on the 700 block of Vine Street. When the officers approached Abdur-Ahman and ordered him to stop, he allegedly ran inside the home.
The officers chased the suspect upstairs. There, he jumped out a second-floor bedroom window and to the ground, then continued to flee, according to police. One of the officers and Achilles were soon able to track Abdur-Ahman to a nearby backyard, where he was allegedly hiding.
Police arrested Abdur-Ahman and another resident of the home, 24-year-old Jessica Saxton, who were allegedly found to be in possession of a total of 36 bags of crack cocaine, nine bags of heroin and $755 in cash.
Abdur-Ahman and Saxton are each charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, along with possession with the intent to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school. Abdur-Ahman is also charged with one count of resisting arrest.
Both Abdur-Ahman and Saxton were imprisoned at the county jail on $87,500 and $85,000 cash or bond, respectively.