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Member Of Drug Trafficking Organization Admits Conspiring To Sell Heroin In New Jersey

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – A South Jersey woman who was a member of a large-scale drug trafficking organization today admitted distributing more than 100 grams of heroin, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Dawn Rosser, 34, of Lakewood, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to an information charging her with one count of conspiring to distribute heroin.

In March 2014, 20 other alleged members of the drug trafficking organization of which Rosser was a member were charged by criminal complaint with conspiring to distribute heroin. The complaint referred to the drug trafficking organization as the “Britt-Young DTO,” after its leaders, Robert Britt, a/k/a “True,” and Rufus Young, a/k/a “Equan,” a/k/a “E-Money,” a/k/a “Kintock.” Of those individuals, nine have pleaded guilty.

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

Between February 2013 and March 2014, Rosser conspired with others to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties. Rosser admitted distributing between 100 and 400 grams of heroin.

The narcotics conspiracy charge to which Rosser pleaded guilty carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and $1 million fine. Sentencing is scheduled for June 5, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, Red Bank Resident Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Grippo of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

Defense counsel: Joseph Accardi Esq., Elizabeth, New Jersey


Updated February 24, 2016

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 15-139