230 Boys gang member pleads guilty to dealing heroin in Paterson streets | Paterson Times

230 Boys gang member pleads guilty to dealing heroin in Paterson streets


A member of the 230 Boys street gang admitted to distributing heroin in the streets of Paterson, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito’s office.

Tyson Jacobs, 21, of Paterson, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, and knowingly and intentionally distributing heroin during a virtual court appearance before federal judge Brian Martinotti on Wednesday.

Jacobs and his fellow gang members from September 2018 through October 1, 2019 conspired to distribute drugs, including heroin and fentanyl, authorities said.

230 Boys operates out of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Godwin Avenue in Paterson. Authorities conducted numerous controlled drug buys, recorded phone calls and text messages, conducted physical surveillance and analysis of telephone call details as part of their investigation into the gang’s activities.

Jacobs faces a maximum of 60 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on November 23.

  • John Brown

    Let's hope Mr. Jacobs and his Cohorts
    Get the Max!

    • siddy

      Yes, but it is the bigger boys, who never get caught, who provide the heroin, etc. With all the surveillance over the years why weren't any of them get arrested? They must be protected.

      • John

        yea homey the white man's fault

  • John

    But these young kids of.color.were.such nice boys. Most of them had dreams of becoming doctors, lawyers and even police officers but because of a racist society they weren't allowed.

    • Canwereason Logic

      Of course John, these kids are upstanding citizens, and society does not understand that they had to sell drugs that contributed to destroying their community. They are poor and do to the racist white plan to keep them from succeeding; they had to sell drugs to survive.

  • Eric B. McKenzie

    Sad Part of this is how the Courts will sentence a 21 year regardless of his lifestyle to 60 years in prison but give someone who murdered another individual a slap on the wrist with a plea bargain down grading the Murder charge to Manslaughter and a 20yrs or less sentence.
    Not saying dealing illegal drugs doesn't required some punishment, but 60 years ?
    I say sentence some of these users to 5 or 10 years and force them to get clean.