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Man sentenced to probation for possession of ecstasy in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Hudson County man was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to possession of ecstasy and driving while suspended, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Charles Burbeng, 29, of Jersey City was sentenced before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on June 3, Koch said.

Burbeng was sentenced to two years of probation, given eight days of jail credit and ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made from same, perform 50 hours of community service work and pay fines and fees totaling $1,744.00, Koch said.

Burbeng pled guilty on April 20 to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and to a motor vehicle offense of Driving While Suspended, Koch said.

On January 25, 2019, in Montague Township, Burbeng was in possession of ecstasy tablets and was driving while his driver license was suspended, Koch said.

Burbeng was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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