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Woman sentenced for possessing heroin, driving while suspended in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman was sentenced for possessing heroin, and driving while suspended in Byram Township, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Danielle Erickson, 37, of Andover was sentenced on October 6 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Erickson was sentenced to three years of probation with ten days in the Morris County Correctional Facility. In addition to the standard conditions of probation, she must undergo a TASC Evaluation and follow all recommendations, complete 75 hours of community service, continue to seek and maintain employment, and pay $1,205 in fines and fees on the drug offense. She was also sentenced to additional suspension of her license and to pay $1341.00 in fines and fees on the motor vehicle offense.

Erickson pled guilty on August 1 to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and driving while suspended, Taggart said.

Erickson admitted to being in possession of heroin in her vehicle found by Byram Township police and she had also been discovered to have been driving on a suspended license, Taggart said.

Erickson was represented by Matthew Young, Esq. and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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