Woman Admits Role in Drug Conspiracy and Distribution of Fentanyl
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced a Passaic County, New Jersey, woman today admitted participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl.
Nysifah Deaveareaux, 28, of Paterson, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to an information charging her with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin and one count of distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl.
From May 2020 through Aug. 13, 2020, Deaveareaux conspired to distribute heroin and fentanyl. On June 11, 2020, Deaveareaux transported approximately 12,500 glassines of heroin and fentanyl from New Jersey to Vermont, where she distributed them to another person.
Each count carries a minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years in prison, and a fine of at least $5 million. Sentencing is scheduled for March 16, 2022.
Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited special agents and task force officers with the DEA in New Jersey and New England, under the direction of Special Agents in Charge Susan A. Gibson and Brian D. Boyle, respectively, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.