CLEMENTON — A South Jersey man was arrested after local law enforcement found various illegal drugs, a handgun, and cash after raiding an apartment early Saturday morning.

The raid came after a 3-month investigation and was led by the Gloucester Township Police Department with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, and the Clemonton Borough Police Department.

As a result of the investigation and execution of a search warrant Dimitri N. Setzer, 25, was arrested after he was found with five ounces of cocaine, 15 ounces of marijuana, and ecstasy, as well as more than $3,400 and the gun. The Gloucester Township Police said it was determined during the months long investigation that Setzer had been selling drugs in Gloucester Township.

Setzer faces numerous charges between Gloucester and Clemonton. The Gloucester Township charges include one count of first-degree distribution of cocaine, four counts of second-degree distribution of cocaine, one count of third-degree distribution of cocaine, and five counts of third-degree possession of cocaine.

In Clemonton he is charged with one count of first-degree maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility, one count of second-degree certain persons not to possess a firearm, one count of second-degree distribution of cocaine, one count of third-degree distribution of marijuana, and one count third-degree distribution of ecstasy. He also faces possession charges for the various drugs, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

After his arrest Setzer was taken to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.

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