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Woman gets probation for cocaine possession, hindering apprehension in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A New York woman was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine and hindering apprehension, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

April Smith, 22. of Port Jervis was sentenced before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on January 13, Koch said.

Smith was sentenced to three years of probation concurrent with probation in Pennsylvania. She was ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made from same, perform 25 hours of community service work, submit a DNA sample and pay fines and fees totaling $1,330, Koch said.

Smith pled guilty on December 1, 2021 to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and fourth-degree hindering apprehension, Koch said.

According to Koch, Smith was in possession of cocaine on February 20, 2021, and hindered her own apprehension by providing law enforcement with false information.

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

Jay Edwards

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