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Man pleads guilty to fentanyl, tramadol possession in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) –  A Passaic County man has entered a guilty plea to possession of fentanyl and tramadol, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Stephen M. Dagis, 51, of Paterson pled guilty on August 9 to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Dagis admitted to possessing fentanyl and tramadol, which were discovered during a motor vehicle stop on May 18 in Newton, Taggart said.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 6 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., Taggart said.

Dagis was represented by Martin Morrison, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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