California Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Shipping More Than One Kilogram of Heroin and Cocaine to New Jersey
TRENTON, NJ—A San Bernadino, California, man was sentenced today to 72 months in prison for his role in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Anthony J. Brooks, 46, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to an information charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin. Judge Sheridan imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.
In March 2014, 21 alleged members of the “Britt-Young DTO,” a drug trafficking organization named after its leaders, Robert Britt and Rufus Young, were charged by criminal complaint with conspiring to distribute heroin. Nineteen of the defendants have pleaded guilty.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Between November 2013 and March 2014, Brooks shipped through the U.S. Postal Service packages from California containing large quantities of heroin and cocaine to conspirators in New Jersey, including an individual who supplied heroin to the Britt-Young DTO. The conspirators in New Jersey then transported and packaged the narcotics and distributed them to others. Brooks admitted that he shipped more than one kilogram of heroin and 1.5 kilograms of cocaine from California to New Jersey.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Sheridan sentenced Brooks to serve four years of supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, Red Bank Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Grippo of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.
Defense Counsel: Ryan Clark Esq., Freehold, New Jersey