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District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 14, 2017

Member Of Drug Trafficking Organization Admits Conspiring To Sell Heroin In Hudson County

NEWARK, N.J. – A Jersey City, New Jersey, man today admitted distributing heroin in Hoboken, New Jersey, on multiple occasions, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Travis Thomas, a/k/a “Mush,” 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and seven substantive counts of heroin distribution.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Between July 2015 and December 2015, Thomas conspired with others to distribute heroin in Hudson County, including Hoboken. Thomas admitted that he distributed over 100 grams of heroin and worked with others, including Sterling McCoy, a/k/a “Boogs,” 33, of Pleasantville, New Jersey, and Jason Henderson Wheeler, a/k/a “J,” 28, of Hoboken, in furtherance of the conspiracy.

Thomas faces a sentence of between 10 years and life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 11, 2017. McCoy and Wheeler have already been convicted and sentenced for their roles in the conspiracy.

Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark, with the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian Urbano and Erica Liu of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

Defense Counsel: Jason N. Orlando Esq., Jersey City, New Jersey

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Press Release Number: 
17-263
Updated July 14, 2017