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Man pleads guilty to heroin possession in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – An Oak Ridge man has entered a guilty plea to possession of heroin, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Jay Holodynsky, 32, pled guilty to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance before the Honorable N. Peter Conforti, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on February 8, Koch said.

According to Koch, Holodynsky admitted to being in possession of heroin on October 9, 2021 in Vernon Township, Koch said.

Holodynsky is scheduled to be sentenced on March 18, Koch said.

The case was investigated by Ptl. Joseph Roccasanta of the Vernon Township Police Department. Holodynsky was represented by Matthew Young, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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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