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Woman pleads guilty to heroin possession in Sussex County

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

Kelsey Stephens, 31, of Andover pled guilty to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance and driving while suspended before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on January 3, Koch said.

According to Koch, Stephens admitted to being in possession of heroin and driving with a suspended driver license on September 20, 2021 in Byram Township.

Stephens is scheduled to be sentenced on February 16, Koch said.

The case was investigated by Ptl. Derek Kuncken of the Byram Township Police Department. Stephens was represented by Shaun Russell, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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