U.S. Attorney: Monmouth County Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking

A senior member of a large-scale drug trafficking organization has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties as well as elsewhere in New Jersey,  Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Robert Britt, a/k/a True, 45, of Asbury Park, entered his guilty plea to the charges in an indictment before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court on Tuesday.

Between March and May 2014, 21 others, including numerous members of the drug trafficking organization, were charged in two separate criminal complaints with conspiring to distribute heroin and other related offenses.

The complaint referred to the drug trafficking organization as the Britt-Young DTO, after two of its leading members, Britt and Rufus Young, a/k/a “Equan,” a/k/a “E-Money,” a/k/a “Kintock.” As of today’s plea, all 22 defendants have been convicted.

Between July 2010 and March 2014, Britt conspired with others to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties as part of the Britt-Young DTO. During his plea hearing, Britt admitted that he distributed between one and three kilograms of heroin in furtherance of the conspiracy and that he served as a manager or supervisor of the conspiracy.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, if accepted by the court, Britt will receive a sentence of 12 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 2.

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

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nicholas Grippo and Brendan Day of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.

— U.S. DOJ press release