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NJ Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Drug and Weapon Offenses

Ocean County

By: Richard L. Smith 

In a court ruling on Monday, an Ocean County man was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for his involvement in drug trafficking and weapon offenses.AdU.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced the conclusion of the case against Mr. Dyshawn Moss, 42, of Manchester, marking a conviction in the ongoing battle against drug-related crimes.

Federal officials said Moss was found guilty on October 27, 2022, following a rigorous four-day trial presided over by U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp.

The charges against him were severe and numerous, including possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Monday, Judge Shipp delivered Moss's sentence in a Trenton federal court.AdThe case against Moss, backed by substantial documents and evidence presented at the trial, paints a concerning picture of drug trafficking activities.

On May 24, 2019, when law enforcement agents moved to arrest Moss outside his apartment in Manchester, they discovered a significant operation. Inside his apartment, authorities found over 1,000 grams of fentanyl, more than 1,300 grams of heroin, and over 2,600 grams of cocaine.

Alongside these drugs were drug-packaging materials, over $150,000 in cash, and a 9mm Taurus handgun loaded with ten rounds of ammunition.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Shipp has mandated a supervised release period of 10 years following Moss's incarceration.

This sentence reflects the severity of Moss's crimes. It represents a clear message from the federal court about the serious consequences of engaging in drug trafficking and related illegal weapon possession.

This case also highlights the ongoing efforts of law enforcement agencies and the judiciary in tackling the twin menaces of drug trafficking and firearm-related crimes.