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Man sentenced for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A New York man was sentenced for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in Vernon Township, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Christian Nietschke, 28, of Middletown was sentenced on Feb. 23 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Nietschke was sentenced to suspended 3 year term in New Jersey State Prison. In addition, he must submit a DNA sample and pay $1,205 in fines and fees, Taggart said.

Nietschke pled guilty on Dec. 8, 2022 to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance. In pleading guilty, he admitted to being in possession of a controlled dangerous substance in Vernon Township on March 6, 2022, Taggart said.

Nietschke 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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