By: Tracie Carter
An Irvington Township man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking and firearms possession in furtherance of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced Thursday.
Federal officials said Tyree Thomas, aka “Hellboy,” 29, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to nine counts of an indictment charging him with drug distribution, possessing drugs with the intent to distribute, and possessing two firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Judge Wigenton imposed the sentence on May 24, 2023, in Newark federal court.
According to documents in this case and statements made in court:
From May 1, 2019, to Aug. 21, 2019, Thomas sold Phencyclidine (PCP) to an undercover law enforcement agent on multiple occasions.
He also maintained an apartment in Orange, New Jersey, as a location where he stored the PCP that he was distributing.
Thomas kept two loaded firearms at this location to protect the drugs and drug proceeds he had at the apartment.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Wigenton sentenced Thomas to five years of supervised release.