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Man sentenced for attempting to obtain prescription by fraud in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A New York Man sentenced to probation for attempting to obtain prescription by fraud in Sussex County, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray.

Salim Wilson, 31, of Manhattan was sentenced on Jan. 12 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Murray said.

Wilson was sentenced to 2 years of probation and he must also submit a DNA sample, complete a substance abuse evaluation, follow recommendations, complete a TASC evaluation, follow all recommendations and pay fines and fees, Murray said.

Wilson pled guilty on Oct. 12, 2023 to third-degree attempting to obtain a prescription by fraud. In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to going to CVS to fill a fraudulent prescription under a false name, Murray said.

At sentencing, Wilson was represented by Thomas F. Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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