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.