An investigation into suspected drug activity at the Berkeley Gardens apartments on Frederick Drive in Berkeley Township results in the arrests of three Bayville men Thursday morning November 2.

Multiple police agencies were on scene for the pre-dawn narcotics raids at 5:45 am where investigators found a large quantity (one ounce or more) of cocaine and heroin, drug paraphernalia used to package and sell narcotics, several thousand in cash and two guns at three of the apartments, two in the 'A' building and one in the 'B' building.

Drugs were also found in areas within reach of young children at two of the apartments.

Julvens Julian, 37, of Frederick Drive in Bayville is charged with Possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, Possession of Heroin with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of Public Housing (2nd degree), Possession of a firearm while committing a drug offense (2nd degree), Endangering the welfare of a child (2nd degree), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jashuawa Reid, 35, of Frederick Drive in Bayville is charged with Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute over ½ oz (2nd degree), Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute over ½ oz  500 ft of Public Housing (2nd degree), Endangering the welfare of a child (2nd degree) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Anthony Rogers, 38, of Frederick Drive in Bayville is charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with the intent to distribute, Possession of Heroin with the intent to distribute within 500 ft of Public Housing (2nd degree) and Possession of steroids.

Julian, Reid and Rogers were all arrested, processed and brought to the Ocean County Jail in accordance with the NJ Bail Reform Act.

Investigators acted on search warrants for the distribution of heroin and crack-cocaine at different locations around the complex.

Berkeley Township Police say this is an area that's had multiple complaints and "become notorious for drug sales and other quality of life issues throughout the neighborhood."

They add, "this location was seen as a major hub in the local drug market and activity from these apartments touched on the nearby shopping plazas, parks and adjacent residential neighborhoods."

The Thursday morning bust and investigation was a coordinated effort by the Berkeley Township Detective Bureau, Lacey Township Detective Bureau, the Ocean Gate Police Department, the Ocean County SWAT T North and South Teams and the Ocean County Sheriff's Department K-9 team.

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