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Man, 70, gets probation for using someone else’s urine for drug test

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to defrauding administration of drug testing, Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch said in a news release on Wednesday.

Roger Kelly, 70, of Hamburg was sentenced before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on Oct. 4, Koch said.

Kelly was sentenced to 18 months’ probation with 9 days’ credit for time served, ordered to follow recommendations; enter TASC program evaluation, perform 50 hours of community service and shall pay fines/fees totaling $1,995.00, Koch said.

Kelly pled guilty on Sept. 5, to one count of third-degree defrauding administration of drug testing, and third-degree conspiracy to possess a controlled dangerous substance, Koch said.

Kelly allegedly admitted that on July 31, 2019, he defrauded the administration of a drug test that was administered as a condition of probation supervision by providing a urine sample that was not his own, Koch said.

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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