Member of Drug Trafficking Organization Admits Role in Conspiracy to Sell Heroin in New Jersey
TRENTON, NJ—A Monmouth County man pleaded guilty and another was sentenced today to prison in connection with their roles in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Tyshon Young, a/k/a “Young Money,” a/k/a “Young Boy,” 29, of Asbury Park, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. Kenneth Greenhow, a/k/a “Fame,” 41, also of Asbury Park, was sentenced by Judge Sheridan to 120 months in prison. Greenhow pleaded guilty on May 11, 2015, to an information charging him with one count of conspiring to distribute heroin.
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 February 2013 and March 2014, Tyshon Young conspired with Rufus Young and others to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties. Tyshon Young admitted distributing between 40 and 60 grams of heroin in furtherance of the conspiracy. Greenhow admitted that between October 2013 and March 2014, he also participated in the conspiracy and distributed between 40 and 60 grams of heroin.
The distribution conspiracy charge to which Tyshon Young pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and $1 million fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 22, 2015.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Sheridan sentenced Greenhow to serve three 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 and guilty plea.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Grippo of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.
The allegations in complaint against the remaining defendants are merely accusations, and they are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.