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Man charged with Xanax, counterfeit money possession in Newton

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) –  A Newton man was charged after officers say they found counterfeit money and Xanax on him on Sunday night.

Stacy Spencer, 55, was charged with third-degree forgery and third-degree possession of Xanax.

Newton police received a report on Aug. 25 at 9:44 p.m. of a man attempting to pass counterfeit money at the 7-Eleven, located on Water Street, in an attempt to buy cigarettes but had since left the immediate area, police said.

Officers located Spencer in the area of the intersection of Spring Street and Moran Streets. An investigation revealed that Spencer was allegedly in possession of fraudulent U.S. currency along with three Xanax pills which were not prescribed to him, police said.

Spencer was released pending a future court appearance in Sussex County Superior Court.

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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