One individual pleaded guilty and another was sentenced in connection with their roles in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin in Monmouth and Ocean counties, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Jason O’Neal, 42, also known as “Born,” of Farmingdale, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court on July 24 to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Dawn Rosser, 35, of Lakewood, also appeared before Sheridan on July 24 and was sentenced to 32 months in prison. Rosser pleaded guilty on April 21 to an information charging her with one count of conspiring to distribute heroin. In addition to the prison term, Sheridan sentenced Rosser to serve three years of supervised release.
According to the U.S. attorney, 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. Of those 21 individuals, 17 have pleaded guilty.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Between September 2013 and March 2014, O’Neal conspired with Rufus Young and others to distribute heroin in Monmouth and Ocean counties as part of the Britt-Young DTO.
O’Neal admitted that he served as a supervisor and distributed between 100 and 400 grams of heroin in furtherance of the conspiracy.
Rosser admitted that between February 2013 and March 2014, she also participated in the conspiracy and distributed between 100 and 400 grams of heroin.
The distribution conspiracy charge to which O’Neal pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 20.