Four occupants of a home on Bobwhite Court in Forked River were arrested and charged with intent to distribute oxycodone on March 30.
Leonard Dasaro, 55, Stacey Vanadder, 36, Richard Mattia, 30, and Jennifer Dasaro, 25, all of Forked River, were arrested after the Southern Ocean County SWAT conducted a search of 16 Bobwhite Court.
“The police department’s investigation was greatly aided by residents of the Bobwhite Court Area who didn’t hesitate to call in and voice their concerns,” Lt. James Veltri of the Lacey Township Police Department said.
Warrants for 16 and 26 Bobwhite Court were obtained during a drug distribution investigation, Veltri said. Nothing was found at 26 Bobwhite Court, as it is an abandoned residence.
As a result of the searches, the police recovered oxycodone, a highly addictive Schedule II narcotic, Veltri said. There was also evidence that the home was being utilized as a place of distribution, he said.
Mattia was also charged with possession of marijuana.
All suspects were released without bail pending a court appearance.
Detectives from numerous jurisdictions participated in the investigation.
Veltri encourages all residents to call the police department at 609-693-6636 if they ever see any suspicious activity.