Last week the Berkeley Township Detective Bureau along with investigators from the Ocean County Prosecutors Office’s Major Crimes Unit responded to a Grenada Street address for a narcotics distribution investigation. This area is in the Holiday City/Silver Ridge retirement community of Berkeley Township.
Information gained from this investigation led to an additional operation in the neighborhood the following day. That’s when police observed a white Ford Explorer arrive to the scene, operated by a female – later identified as Veronica Gasmen, 46, of Lanoka Harbor.
Detectives stopped the vehicle and found Gasmen to be in possession of a quantity of heroin on her person. Further investigation led to the seizure of a significant quantity of narcotics from Gasmen. This included over 1,000 individual doses of heroin as well as 15 vials of crack cocaine.
The narcotics, according to the OCPO, were all packaged for distribution.
As a result, Gasmen was arrested and transported to the Berkeley Township Police Department for processing. She were charged with possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute.
Bail was set at $50,000 full. Gasmen was later transported to the Ocean County Jail.