Tyshon Young, a/k/a “Young Money,” a/k/a “Young Boy,” 30, of Asbury Park, and Matthew Miller, a/k/a “Star,” 41, of Neptune, were sentenced to 21 and 36 months in prison, respectively today by U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court for their roles in a large-scale drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing heroin and cocaine throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.
Young and Miller previously pleaded guilty before Judge Sheridan to separate informations charging them with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Miller has been in federal custody since his March 2014 arrest and has thus already served more than half of the sentence imposed by Judge Sheridan today, according to Fishman’s spokesman William Skaggs. Young was in custody for roughly a month before making his $100,000 bail in early May of 2014, Skaggs said in a phone interview.
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.