Ocean County Felon Convicted of Drug Trafficking, Firearm Possession, and Possessing Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking
TRENTON, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Susan A. Gibson and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger announced an Ocean County, New Jersey, man was convicted on drug and weapon charges.
Dyshawn Moss, 43, of Manchester, New Jersey, was convicted on Oct. 27, 2022, following a four-day trial before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp on five charges: possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
On May 24, 2019, law enforcement agents went to arrest Moss outside of his apartment building in Manchester, New Jersey. Inside his apartment, Moss possessed over 1,000 grams of fentanyl, over 1,300 grams of heroin, and over 2,600 grams of cocaine; drug-packaging materials; over $150,000 in cash; and a 9mm Taurus handgun loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition.
The drug trafficking charges carry a minimum potential penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of life in prison, and a maximum fine of $10 million. The firearm possession charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. The possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime charge carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of life in prison, and a maximum fine of $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for March 29, 2023.
U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited members of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson; and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago, with the investigation leading to the conviction.