NORRIDGEWOCK — A 45-year-old North Anson woman was arrested Thursday afternoon after police say they found 17 bags of heroin in her possession.

Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Detective Lt. Carl E. Gottardi II said police had been investigating Jill Berryman for several months and executed a search warrant during a traffic stop at 1 p.m. Thursday on U.S. Route 2.

In addition to the 17 bags of heroin, Gottardi said law enforcement personnel seized four oxycodone pills and drug paraphernalia, including digital scales, from Berryman and her 1998 Hyundai.

He estimated the street value of the heroin and oxycodone pills at about $700.

Berryman faces a Class B felony charge on trafficking heroin, which can carry a 10-year prison term and $10,000 fine.

She also faces Class C felony charges on possession of the heroin and oxycodone, which can carry a five-year prison terms and $5,000 fines.

She was taken to Somerset County Correctional Facility; she is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 8, in Somerset County Superior Court.

Her bail, said Gottardi, was set at $10,000 cash.

The District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case and additional charges are possible, Gottardi said.
Beth Staples — 861-9252
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