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Morris County man sentenced to probation for oxycodone possession

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

Daniel Wendt, 30, of Boonton was sentenced before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on October 7, Koch said.

Wendt was sentenced to three years of probation with conditions to mimic Drug Court and time served. He was given credit for 343 days in jail also his driver license was suspended for 90 days, and he was ordered to pay fines and fees totaling $1,744, Koch said.

Wendt pled guilty on June 20 to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, Koch said.

Wendt was in possession of oxycodone on October 26, 2020 in Sparta Township, Koch said.

Wendt was represented by Michael DeMarco, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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