Major Drug Bust In Ocean County

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BERKELEY – A multi-agency investigation lead to seven drug-related arrests last week.

The arrests came after a motor vehicle stop and executed search warrants at a Serpentine Drive and Frederick Drive residences, Berkeley Township Police reported.

Police arrested Joseph Munger, 37, and Courtney Hrynyk, 34, both of Bayville. Both were charged with possession with the intent to distribute (prescription pills) and possession of heroin. They were released on summonses.

Authorities conducted a predawn SWAT raid at the Frederick drive location, where police said they found more than 500 individual doses of heroin packages for resale, as well as drug paraphernalia. The bags of heroin are being tested for traces of fentanyl.

Lorraine Walter, 58, Shadava Robertson, 33, both of Bayville, were arrested and charged with possession of intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public housing complex, and possession of heroin. They were lodged in Ocean County Jail.

With them was Kyle Pianetti, 26, of Lacey. He was charged with possession of heroin and taken to Ocean County Jail.

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The investigation also lead police to arrest Joseph Collins, 41, of Lakewood, and Frederick Meyers, 51, of Brick. Both were charged with conspiracy to possess heroin and possession with the intent to distribute. Collins was also charged with possession of under 50grams of marijuana. Collins was taken to Ocean County Jail. Meyers was released on summons.

Berkeley Township Police said they expect more arrests.

The lead investigators are Detective Michael O’Connor of Berkeley Township and Detective Andy Chencharick of Toms River. Detectives were assisted by Detective Lieutenant Peter La Rocca, Sergeant Joseph Robertazzi, Detective Michael Riccardelli, Detective William Somers, Detective Joseph Santoro, Sergeant Vincent La Rocca of Ocean Gate, members of the Toms River SET Team the Lacey Township Detective Bureau the Ocean County Regional SWAT Team and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9.