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

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

John Armstrong, 43, of Andover was sentenced on April 26 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Armstrong was sentenced 3 years probation, concurrent to Morris County probation. In addition to the standard conditions of probation, he must complete 50 hours of community service based on proof of employment, a TASC evaluation, submit DNA sample, follow all recommendations, and pay fines and fees totaling $1207.00 plus $25 a month for supervision fees, Taggart said.

Armstrong admitted to being in possession of a controlled dangerous substance in Newton on Nov. 10, 2021, Taggart said.

Armstrong was represented by Gracia Montilus, Esq. and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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