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Member Of Drug Trafficking Organization Gets Over 17 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Sell Heroin In Hudson County

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

NEWARK, N.J. – A Jersey City, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 210 months in prison for distributing heroin in Hoboken, New Jersey, on multiple occasions, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

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

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,” 34, of Pleasantville, New Jersey, and Jason Henderson Wheeler, a/k/a “J,” 29, of Hoboken, in furtherance of the conspiracy.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Wigenton sentenced Thomas to eight years of supervised release. McCoy and Wheeler have also 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

Updated November 15, 2017

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 17-432