NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Bergen County man was sentenced for possessing heroin in Vernon Township, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.
Chad Hines, 42, of Little Ferry was sentenced before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 9, Koch said.
Hines was sentenced to time served with 537 days jail credit and one year non-custodial probation. In addition to the standard conditions of probation he must submit to a Substance Abuse Evaluation if required by probation and follow all recommendations, submit a DNA sample, and pay $1149 in fines and fees, Koch said.
Hines pled guilty on March 2, to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He admitted to possessing heroin on his person and in his vehicle on May 6, 2020 in Vernon Township, Koch said.
Hines was represented by Daniel G. Marchese, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.