By CBS3 Staff

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — An Atlantic City man was arrested on handgun and drug charges after fleeing from detectives earlier this week. Officials attempted to arrest Iree Jones, of Atlantic City, on Oct. 5 after a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office.

When Jones was told he was under arrest he reportedly fled, running around the block where he threw a fanny pack he was carrying on the roof of a building. Police say, as he threw the fanny pack, a bag containing more than 16 grams of cocaine fell out.

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Jones eventually laid down and surrendered to officers. He was taken into custody.

Investigators recovered a digital scale, along with the cocaine.

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Jones was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute CDS and other related charges.

He was remanded to the Atlantic City Justice Facility.

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Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858.