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Sussex County man sentenced to probation for fentanyl, cocaine possession

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

Raymond Adams, 33 of Highland Lakes was sentenced on Oct. 6 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Adams was sentenced to 5 years probation and in addition to the standard conditions of probation, he must also complete a TASC evaluation, follow all recommendations, maintain treatment, submit random urine tests and pay fines and fees, Taggart said.

Adams pled guilty on April 4 to two counts of third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance. In pleading guilty, the he admitted to being in possession of fentanyl and cocaine, Taggart said.

At sentencing, Adams was represented by Thomas F. Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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