Jersey City resident charged for distributing over 100 grams of heroin

Jersey City resident charged for distributing over 100 grams of heroin

27-year-old Travis Thomas, also known as “Mush,” pleaded guilty in Newark federal court to charges accusing him with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin, and seven counts of heroin distribution.

On July 8, the Jersey City resident admitted to distributing over 100 grams of heroin throughout Hudson County between July and December 2015. He had been working with 33-year-old Sterling McCoy (also known as “Boogs”, from Pleasantville, and 28-year-old Jason Henderson Wheeler (also known as “J”), from Hoboken.

McCoy and Wheeler have already been convicted and sentenced for the parts they played in the heroin distribution conspiracy, while Thomas’ sentencing is scheduled for October 11. He faces a sentence between 10 years and life in prison.

With opiates like fentanyl and carfentanyl becoming increasingly popular, local law enforcement is keeping a watchful eye on anyone suspected of opioid possession.

State of NJ Cracking Down on Heroin Distributors

“Mush” is not the only distributor facing serious charges. 71 year-old New Jersey resident George Coursen is also facing distribution charges for “distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 500 feet of public housing or park, specifically near the elementary school and park,” according to the New Jersey Herald.

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