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Sussex County woman pleads guilty to heroin possession

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman has entered a guilty plea to possession of heroin, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Deanna H. Wassmer, 27, of Hamburg pled guilty to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on March 30, Koch said.

In pleading guilty, Wassmer admitted to being in possession of heroin on October 25, 2020, in Sandyston Township, Koch said.

Wassmer is scheduled to be sentenced on May 6, 2021, Koch said.

The case was investigated by Tpr. A.J. Hendrix, Tpr. N.D. McGarrity and Tpr. R.H. Hoffman of the New Jersey State Police.

Wassmer was represented by Elizabeth Smith, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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