Egg Harbor teen nearly blew his head off, found with 36 pound stash of marijuana

On Monday, June 7th, 2021 at approximately 11:26 AM, Police responded to a potential gunshot call, in the Oxford Village neighborhood located in the Farmington section of Egg Harbor Township. The victim/complainant reported hearing a “loud pop” and observed a small hole in the floor. Upon their arrival, Police were able to confirm that the hole in the floor was the result of a gunshot. Patrol quickly cleared the residence where they believed the gunshot had come from to ensure there was no injured party or parties. As a result of the investigation, it was determined that the firearm went off accidently as Nicholas Minella, 19 years of age from Pleasantville was handling the firearm near his head. No significant injuries were sustained by any party as a result of the gunshot.Further investigation by Egg Harbor Township Patrol Officers and Detectives resulted in the completion of two (2) search warrants along with two (2) arrested adults. Arrested as a result of the investigation was the aforementioned Nicholas Minella along with Gabriel Vega, 19 years of age from Egg Harbor Township. Both subjects were charged with numerous Weapons and CDS related offenses, and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

The search warrants resulted in the seizure of the following:

• 36 Pounds of Suspected Marijuana
• 1 Pound of Suspected Psilocybin Mushrooms
• Over 800 Suspected “THC” Edibles and Extracts
• 2 Ounces of Suspected Cocaine
• Assorted/Various “Pills”• CDS Packaging Materials
• $17,384 in Cash.
• Two Handguns.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Detective Rich Vogt of The Egg Harbor Township Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau at (609)926-4051.

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