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2 arrested during drug investigation in Newton

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – Detectives from the Newton Police Department and the Sussex County Narcotics Task Force arrested two Newton residents for drug related offenses following a narcotics investigation.

Sen Jackson, 52, and Dawn Costa, 37, were taken into custody without incident on Wednesday, Nov. 18, police said.

Jackson was charged with the third-degree distribution of crack cocaine, third-degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 1000 feet of a school zone, and third-degree possession of heroin.

Costa was charged with third-degree distribution of  heroin, and third-degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 1000 feet of a school zone.

Costa was released pending a court appearance and Jackson was lodged in the Morris County Jail.

Detectives from the Newton Police Department and the Sussex County Narcotics Task Force were assisted by Detectives from the Franklin Borough Police Department, Hopatcong Borough Police Department, New Jersey State Police CAP Program, and the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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