Passaic County: Maurice Tisdale Admits Distributing Fentanyl

Passaic County Man, Maurice Tisdale Admits Distributing Fentanyl

NEWARK, N.J (STL.News) A Passaic County, New Jersey, man today admitted distributing fentanyl, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Maurice Tisdale, 28, of Paterson, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to an information charging him with knowingly and intentionally distributing fentanyl.

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

Tisdale is a member and associate of the 230 Boys street gang, which operates primarily around Rosa Parks Boulevard and Godwin Avenue in Paterson.  Through numerous controlled purchases of narcotics, consensually recorded telephone calls and text messages, physical surveillance, and analysis of telephone call detail records, law enforcement determined that from at least September 2018 through Oct. 1, 2019, Tisdale and other members and associates of the 230 Boys distributed narcotics, including heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine base, in and around Paterson.  On June 25, 2019, Tisdale worked with other members and associates to distribute fentanyl to another individual.

The offense charged in the information carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million.  Sentencing is scheduled for Oct.

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