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WINSLOW – Even before Officer Christopher Slimm spotted a loaded handgun on the floor, the strong smell of marijuana inside the vehicle was enough to arouse his suspicions.
The Winslow Police Department says the officer’s keen observations resulted in authorities taking two dangerous drug dealers off the streets.
Slimm was patrolling the Manor Hill section of Sicklerville around 2:45 a.m. Sunday when he saw a vehicle, parked with its engine running, in a dark part of Maureen Court.
A man and woman were slouched in their seats and, when Slimm approached, the woman lit a Black& Mild cigar, according to a police report. Police later identified the couple as Dean O. Williams, 32, of Upper Darby, Pa., and Brianna M. Henry, 21, of Maureen Court.
Despite the burning cigar, the officer smelled raw marijuana inside the vehicle but the couple denied having any drugs, police said.
Slimm then saw a gun on the floor in front of the driver’s side seat and called for backup. Officers arrested Williams and Henry without incident.
Police said they confiscated 3½ pounds of marijuana, a loaded .45-caliber handgun that had been stolen in North Carolina, and $6,625 in cash.
Williams and Henry were charged with various drug and weapons possession offenses including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. They were held in Camden County Jail.
“Thankfully officers were able to take a large amount of drugs from a residential neighborhood, recover a loaded stolen handgun and remove two dangerous individuals from the street, all without incident or injury,” police said in a news release announcing the arrests.
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