An Atlantic City public works supervisor that was alleged to be selling drugs on city time has pleaded not guilty. Akbar Malik Salaam was in court Tuesday, regarding the Feburary arrest. Salaam was charged with official misconduct, distribution of heroin, distribution within 500 feet of a public zone and distribution within 1000 feet of a school zone. Salaam has worked for the resort for nine years.
The distribution of heroin over a ½ ounce is a crime of the second-degree with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and $150,000 in fines. Official misconduct as charged, is also a crime of the second-degree but carries a mandatory five-year period of parole ineligibility.