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Man pleads guilty to drug possession, resisting arrest

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has entered a guilty plea to drug possession and resisting arrest, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Ronald Johnstone, 51, of Sussex pled guilty to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, third-degree resisting arrest, and motor vehicle violations driving while suspended and driving while under the influence before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley Jr., J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on Jan. 13, Koch said.

Johnstone allegedly admitted to being under the influence and in possession of a controlled dangerous substance during a motor vehicle stop in Franklin Borough, Koch said.

Johnstone also allegedly admitted that on a separate occasion state police signaled him to pull over for a motor vehicle infraction and he continued driving, ignoring the troopers signal. When he finally did stop and was arrested he continued to resist the Troopers, Koch said.

Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 21, 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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