Distributor for Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
TRENTON, NJ—A Monmouth County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 144 months in prison for his role in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Jason O’Neal, a/k/a “Born,” 43, of Farmingdale, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. Judge Sheridan imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.
To date, 19 other alleged members or affiliates of the “Britt-Young Drug Trafficking Organization”—so named after its leaders, Rufus Young, a/k/a “Equan,” a/k/a “E-Money, and Robert Britt, a/k/a “True,” in the criminal complaint—have pleaded guilty to narcotics offenses.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Between February 2013 and March 2014, O’Neal conspired with Rufus Young and others to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties as part of the Britt-Young Drug Trafficking Organization. O’Neal admitted that he served as a supervisor and distributed between 100 and 400 grams of heroin in furtherance of the conspiracy.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Sheridan sentenced O’Neal to serve three years of supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, Red Bank Resident Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel, with the investigation.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Grippo of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.
Defense counsel: Aidan P. O’Connor Esq., Hackensack, New Jersey