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Sussex County woman pleads guilty to unlawful possession of a weapon

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman has entered a guilty to unlawful possession of a weapon in Vernon Township, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Jessica Schaffer, 23, of Vernon Township pled guilty to fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon on Aug. 2 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Schaffer admitted to knowingly possessing a weapon under circumstances not manifestly appropriate for such lawful uses, Taggart said.

She is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 21.

The case was investigated by Ptl. Roccasanta of Vernon Police Department. Schaffer was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Vanessa Henderson.

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