On Friday, July 3, Brigantine Police Department Detectives executed a “knock-and-announce” search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of 39th Street South. The search warrant was the culmination of a lengthy investigation led by Detectives O’Donoghue and Ferris.
During the execution of the search warrant, detectives and officers located subject of the investigation, Andrew C. Cashmere a 25-year-old male from Brigantine, and took him in to custody.
A search was conducted of the residence and detectives found evidence of drug distribution and also seized proceeds of drug sales. It was also found that Cashmere had attempted to destroy drug evidence while officers were executing the search warrant.
Detectives and officers were able to retrieve some of the drug evidence in addition to other evidence that Cashmere had attempted to destroy the drugs.
Andrew C. Cashmere was charged with two counts of possession of controlled dangerous substances (CDS), two counts of distribution of CDS, distributing CDS within 500 feet of public buildings and parks, obstructing justice, hindering apprehension, tampering with evidence, and possession of a weapon during a CDS offense. He was served his charges and was released on a summons.
The Brigantine Police Department would like to thank the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Somers Point Police Department (Official) K-9 Unit for assisting with the execution of the search warrant.
This investigation began from several complaints of suspected CDS distribution at the residence as well as tips from concerned members of the public.
As a reminder, anyone with information on a crime or wishing to report a crime can anonymously contact the Brigantine Police Department Detective Bureau at 609-266-7414 or Atlantic County Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-658-8477.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases a charged defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty***