Law & Justice

Asbury Park Man Admits to Major Role in Drug Trafficking Ring to Sell Heroin in Monmouth, Ocean Counties

Robert Britt, aka “True,” 45, of Asbury Park pleaded guilty in federal court to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Credits: N.J. Department of Corrections

TRENTON, NJ — A senior member of a large-scale drug trafficking organization has admitted to distributing heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Robert Britt, aka “True,” 45, of Asbury Park pleaded guilty on June 10 before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in federal court to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin. Since March 2013, Britt has been incarcerated in state prison, serving a five-year term for multiple drug distribution offenses.

Britt continued to oversee and participate in the conspiracy, including identifying new sources of supply, narcotics customers and other unlawful opportunities, even after he was incarcerated, according to the New Jersey U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Between March and May 2014, 21 other individuals, including numerous members of the drug trafficking organization, were charged in two separate criminal complaints with conspiring to distribute heroin and other related offenses. The complaint referred to the drug trafficking organization as the “Britt-Young DTO,” after two of its leading members, Britt and Rufus Young, aka “Equan,” aka “E-Money,” aka “Kintock.” As of today’s plea, all 22 defendants have been convicted.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court:

Between July 2010 and March 2014, Britt conspired with others to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties as part of the Britt-Young DTO. During his plea hearing, Britt admitted that he distributed between 1 and 3 kilograms of heroin in furtherance of the conspiracy and that he served as a manager or supervisor of the conspiracy.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, if accepted by the court, Britt will receive a sentence of 12 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for November 2.

Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the FBI Red Bank Resident Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher, with the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Grippo and Brendan Day of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.


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