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Man pleads guilty to possession of heroin with intent to distribute in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Passaic County man has entered a guilty plea to possession of heroin with intent to distribute, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Born Allah, 21, of Paterson pled guilty on Nov. 16 to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Allah admitted that in Hamburg Borough on September 29, 2020, he knowingly possessed and intended to distribute less than half ounce of heroin, Taggart said.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 26 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., Taggart said.

Allah was represented by Daniel Palazzo Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Sally Anne Monkemeier.

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