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Sussex County man pleads guilty after crash leads to discovery of fentanyl, 4-ANPP

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man arrested for drugs after a motor vehicle crash is pleading guilty, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Joseph Scabet, 39, of Branchville Borough pled guilty to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and careless driving on Dec. 8 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Scabet admitted to operating his vehicle carelessly causing a motor vehicle accident while possessing fentanyl and 4-ANPP, Taggart said.

Scabet is scheduled to be sentenced on March 24, 2023, Taggart said.

Scabet was represented by Thomas Militano, and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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