March 7, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Alexandria Yengel, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on March 4, 2016.
Yengel, age 19 of Highland Lakes, was sentenced to 180 days in the Keogh Dwyer Correctional Facility and to four years of probation. She was given jail credit for 8 days served. She was ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made from same, to submit a DNA sample, and to perform 75 hours of community service work. Her driver’s license was ordered suspended for ten years, and she must utilize an ignition interlock device for three years. She was ordered to pay $2,819.00 in fines and fees and $200 in restitution.
She pled guilty on November 30, 2015, to Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a third degree crime, two counts of Theft, fourth degree crimes, and to the motor vehicle offense of Driving While Intoxicated.
On February 8, 2015, New Jersey State Police discovered Yengel asleep in her car in a Route 206 business parking lot in Frankford Township. She was found to be in possession of Xanax in an unlabeled prescription bottle and under the influence of drugs. On or about February 18, 2015, Yengel took 24 Xanax pills and a set of keys from her co-workers and $200 cash from a family member.
Yengel was represented by Janine Cerra, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.