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Man pleads guilty to heroin possession, driving with suspended license in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has entered a guilty plea to possession of heroin and driving while suspended, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Danielle R. Erickson, 36, of Newton pled guilty on August 1 to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance and driving while suspended before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Erickson admitted to being in possession of heroin in her vehicle found by Byram Police who were responding to an erratic driver call which effectuated the motor vehicle stop. She had also been discovered to have been driving on a suspended license, Taggart said.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 16 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., Taggart said.

Erickson was represented by Matthew Young, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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