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Man pleads guilty to receiving stolen property in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has entered a guilty plea to receiving stolen property, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Michael Drake, 33, of Wantage Township pled guilty to third-degree receiving stolen property before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 18, Koch said.

According to Koch, Drake admitted to receiving stolen property on August 30, 2021, in Wantage Township.

Drake is scheduled to be sentenced on July 7, Koch said.

The case was investigated by Tpr. P. Delgado Rom and Tpr. N. McGarrity of the New Jersey State Police.

Drake was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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