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Woman pleads guilty to cocaine possession, hindering apprehension in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A New York woman has entered a guilty plea to possession of cocaine and hindering apprehension, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

April Smith, 22, of Port Jervis pled guilty to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance and fourth-degree hindering apprehension before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on December 1, Koch said.

In pleading guilty, Smith admitted to being in possession of cocaine on February 20, 2021, and hindering her own apprehension by providing law enforcement with false information, Koch said.

Smith is scheduled to be sentenced on January 13, 2022, Koch said.

The case was investigated by Tpr. Kraljevich of the New Jersey State Police. Smith was represented by Matthew Young, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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