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Woman sentenced to probation for possession of heroin in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Passaic County woman was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to heroin possession, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Deanna Helwani Wassmer, 27, of West Milford was sentenced before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 20, Koch said.

Wassmer was sentenced to two years of probation, ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made from same, continue intensive outpatient treatment, provide a DNA sample and pay fines and fees totaling $1,205.00, Koch said.

Wassmer pled guilty on March 30, 2021, to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance. She was in possession of heroin on October 25, 2020, in Sandyston Township, Koch said.

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

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