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Member of Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Sell Heroin in New Jersey

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

TRENTON, N.J. – A member of a large-scale drug trafficking organization was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Jamar Johnson, a/k/a “Rep,” of Lakewood, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Dec. 1, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to conspiracy to distribute heroin. Judge Sheridan imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

In March 2014, 18 other alleged members of the drug trafficking organization of which Johnson 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, eight have pleaded guilty. 

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

Between September 2013 and March 2014, Johnson conspired with Rufus Young and others to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties as part of the Britt-Young DTO.  Johnson admitted that he distributed between 100 and 400 grams of heroin in furtherance of the conspiracy.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Sheridan sentenced Johnson to three years of supervised release. 

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 sentencing.

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


Defense Counsel:  Joshua Markowitz Esq., Lawrenceville, N.J.

Updated March 24, 2015