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Woman pleads guilty to possession of a controlled dangerous substance in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A New York woman has entered a guilty plea to possession of a controlled dangerous substance, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Desiree Vanwingerden, 31, of Middletown pled guilty to possession of a controlled dangerous substance on Dec. 13 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Vanwingerden admitted to knowingly possessing a controlled dangerous substance in Wantage Township, Taggart said.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 9, 2023.

The case was investigated by Tpr. W. F. Weiss of the New Jersey State Police.

Desiree Vanwingerden was represented by Matthew W. Young, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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