Ocean County Man Sentenced For Drug Trafficking

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  MANCHESTER – A Township man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his conviction on drug and weapon charges, officials said.

   Dyshawn Moss, 42, of Manchester, was convicted on October 27 following a four-day trial on five charges: possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

  In addition to the prison term, Moss was sentenced to 10 years of supervised release.      

  Law enforcement arrested Moss outside of his apartment building in Manchester on May 14, 2019. Inside his apartment, authorities found over 1,000 grams of fentanyl, over 1,300 grams of heroin, and over 2,600 grams of cocaine; drug-packaging materials; over $150,000 in cash; and a 9mm Taurus handgun loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition.

  U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger credited members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Cheryl Ortiz; and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago, with the investigation leading to the conviction.