A member of the street gang 230 Boys was sentenced to almost six years in prison for conspiring to deal heroin in Paterson, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito’s office.
Tyson Jacobs, 21-year-old, of Paterson, was sentenced to 70 months in prison on Monday. He previously 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.
Authorities said from at least September 2018 through Oct. 1, 2019, Jacobs and other gang members conspired to distribute heroin and fentanyl. Authorities conducted numerous controlled purchases and recorded calls and texts as part of their investigation that led to charges against 17 members of the gang.
The 230 Boys operates out of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Godwin Avenue, authorities said.
Jacobs was also sentenced to four years of supervised released, authorities said.