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Sussex County man sentenced to probation for fentanyl and tramadol possession

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was sentenced to probation for fentanyl and tramadol possession, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Stephen Dagis, 51, of Newton was sentenced on October 28 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on October 28, Taggart said.

Dagis was sentenced to two years probation and in addition to the standard conditions of probation, he must also complete 10 days in the SLAP program; TASC evaluation and follow all recommendations; and must pay $1,000 DEDR penalty, Taggart said.

He pled guilty on August 9 to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, Taggart said.

Dagis admitted to possessing fentanyl and tramadol, both a controlled dangerous substance which were discovered during a motor vehicle stop in May 2020, Taggart said.

Dagis was represented by Martin Morrison, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General / Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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