Drug distributor gets prison term

A resident of Farmingdale has been sentenced to 12 years 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, 43, of Farmingdale, who is also known as “Born,” previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. Sheridan imposed the sentence in Trenton federal court on Dec. 18.

To date, 19 other alleged members or affiliates of the Britt-Young Drug Trafficking Organization – so named after its leaders, Rufus Young and Robert Britt, in the criminal complaint – have pleaded guilty to narcotics offenses.

According to documents filed in O’Neal’s case and statements made in court: Between February 2013 and March 2014, O’Neal conspired with 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, Sheridan sentenced O’Neal to serve three years of supervised release.