4,000 bags of heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana, drug distribution paraphernalia, $8,000 in cash,a .22 caliber handgun, 9mm replica handgun and several knives were seized on Thursday when the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office’s Gang Bureau and the Long Branch Police Street Crimes Unit arrested Robert Strohlin, 46, of 177 West End Ave, and his roommate Syr Berry, 47, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Strohlin and Berry’s arrests was part of a months-long investigation into illegal drug distribution in Long Branch.
Strohlin and Berry are each charged with second degree counts of Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons; third degree counts of Possession of Heroin, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute with 1,000 feet of a school (Long Branch High School), Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute with 1,000 feet of a school; and a Disorderly Persons charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Strohlin and Berry are in custody at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold. Strohlin’s bail was set at $401,000 with no 10% option by Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen. The Judge set Berry’s bail at $551,000 with no 10% option.
If convicted of the second degree offenses, the men each face a sentence of five to ten years in prison on each of the counts
If convicted of third degree charges, the men each face up three to five years in prison on each of the charges.