Three people were arrested after a raid in the 3600 block of Bayshore Avenue in Brigantine.

Early on Friday, the city police department, along with members of the Atlantic County SWAT Team, Somers Point Police K9 Unit, and the Galloway Township Police Department K9 Unit executed the search warrant, according to a news release.

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The search warrant was the culmination of a five-month drug investigation. Approximately 70 bags of heroin were recovered as well as scales, drug packaging material, drug paraphernalia and cash.

Michael C. Eger, 33, of Brigantine, was arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of prescription drugs without valid prescription, distribution of heroin, distribution of heroin within 500 feet of public lands and weapons offenses, police said. Eger also had an active warrant out of the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office for failing to appear in Superior Court for drug-related offenses.

Amanda Sciullo, 29, of Egg Harbor Township and James Fair, 35, of Somers Point were arrested and charged with possession of heroin, police said.

 Anyone with information about drug distribution n Brigantine is asked to contact the Brigantine Police Detective Bureau. Tips regarding crimes can also be forwarded to the Atlantic County Crime Stoppers at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/ or by calling (609) 652-1234. Tips that lead to successful investigations may be eligible for cash rewards and may be left anonymously.

Contact: 609-272-7090

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