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Sussex County man sentenced to probation for heroin possession, violation of probation

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was sentenced to probation for possession of heroin and violation of probation, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Louis J. Sloane, 58, of Hopatcong Borough was sentenced before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Virtual Sussex County Courtroom in Newton on June 3, Koch said.

Sloane was sentenced to three years non-custodial probation and in addition to the standard conditions of probation, he must undergo a TASC Evaluation and follow all recommendations, submit a DNA sample, and pay $1,277 in fines and fees, Koch said.

Sloane pled guilty on April 4 to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and to violation of probation, Koch said.

According to Koch, Sloane was in possession of heroin in Byram Township on November 1, 2021. The case was investigated by Ptl. D. Kuncken and Sgt. D. Dewald of the Byram Township Police Department.

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

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