Ocean County, NJ, Man Convicted of Drug Trafficking, Gun Charges
A man from Ocean County has been convicted on drug and weapon charges.
43-year-old Dyshawn Moss of Manchester was convicted on Thursday 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
- Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger says Moss was arrested outside of his apartment in Manchester Township on May 24th, 2019.
Inside his apartment, Moss possessed 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.
The drug trafficking charges carry ten years to life in prison with a fine of up to $10 million. The firearm possession charge carries up to a decade behind bars with a $250,000 fine. The possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime charge carries five years to life in prison with a $250,000 fine.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 29th.