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December 22, 2015

Two Monmouth County, New Jersey Members of Drug Trafficking Organization Each Sentenced to More Than 20 Months in Prison

TRENTON, NJ—Two Monmouth County men were sentenced to prison today for 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,” 30, of Asbury Park, New Jersey, and Matthew Miller, a/k/a “Star,” 41, of Neptune, New Jersey, were sentenced to 21 and 36 months in prison, respectively. Young and Miller previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to separate informations charging them with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. Judge Sheridan imposed both sentences today in Trenton federal court.

To date, 20 alleged members or affiliates of the “Britt-Young Drug Trafficking Organization”—so named after its leaders, Robert Britt and Rufus Young, 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, 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. Miller admitted that, between February 2013 and March 2014, he agreed to store between 40 and 60 grams of heroin at his residence for use in the distribution conspiracy.

In addition to the prison terms, Judge Sheridan sentenced Young and Miller to each 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.

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 the complaint against the remaining defendants are merely accusations, and they are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Defense Counsel:

  • Young: James R. Murphy Esq., Princeton, New Jersey
  • Miller: Charles Edward Waldron Esq., Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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