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Jersey City Man Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for the Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl Analogue

Jersey City

By: Yuritza Arroyo

A former New Jersey resident was sentenced on Feb. 23 to two years in prison for conspiring to distribute a fentanyl analogue.

According to officials, Darryl Hinkson, 47, formerly of Jersey City, pleaded guilty on July 20, 2021, to an information charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a fentanyl analogue.

Officials say from Sept. 11, 2018, to Oct. 18, 2018, Hinkson conspired with others to distribute pills that contained a fentanyl analogue, an illegal controlled substance.

On Sept. 11, 2018, Hinkson met with an individual (Individual-1) and sold Individual-1 approximately 20 pills of purported “Percocet” and 20 pills of purported “Xanax” in exchange for U.S. currency.

According to authorities, on Sept. 25, 2018, Hinkson again met with Individual-1 and sold Individual-1 550 pills of purported “Percocet” and approximately 300 pills of purported “Xanax” in exchange for U.S. currency.

The pills were not, in fact, Percocet or Xanax but instead contained a fentanyl analogue.