May 5, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Jason Heafy, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on April 29, 2016.
Heafy, age 29 of Belvidere, was sentenced to five years of probation, with credit for 296 days’ time served. Heafy was ordered to comply with the recommendations of his substance abuse evaluation and his driver’s license was ordered suspended for one year. He was ordered to pay mandatory fines and fees.
He pled guilty on March 14, 2016 to two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, third degree crimes; Hindering Apprehension, a fourth degree crime; Joyriding, a fourth degree crime; and the motor vehicle offense of No Insurance Coverage.
On April 4, 2015, Heafy was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Heafy admitted being in possession of heroin and discarding same prior to the arrival of police at the scene of the accident. Heafy also admitted to taking his father’s vehicle on April 7, 2015, without his father’s permission and to being in possession of heroin on that date.
The case was investigated by Officers G. Laoudis, M. Haggerty and M. Puccio of the Andover Township Police Department.
Heafy was represented by Robert Klingenburg, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Shaina Brenner.