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Man sentenced to probation for cocaine possession in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Passaic County man was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Josue Pagan, 33, of Paterson was sentenced before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Virtual Courtroom in Newton on November 18, Koch said.

Pagan was sentenced to one year non-custodial probation, he must also complete 25 hours of community service, pay $1205.00 in fines, in addition to a $10.00 monthly supervision fee, and undergo random urine monitoring. He must also complete a TASC Evaluation and follow all recommendations, Koch said.

Pagan pled guilty on October 7, 2021, to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, Koch said.

According to Koch, during a motor vehicle stop by Andover Police Pagan was found to be in possession of cocaine.

Pagan was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Sally Anne Monkemeier.

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