August 16, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced that the Sussex County Grand Jury handed up an indictment to the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C., at the courthouse in Newton on August 4, 2016.
The indictment charges James Sweller, age 40, of Newton, New Jersey, with one count of defrauding a drug test, a third degree crime, and one count of possession of a device to defraud a urine screen, a fourth degree crime.
The case was presented to the Grand Jury by Assistant Prosecutor Laura L. Nazzaro. Arraignment before the Superior Court in Newton will be within the next 6 weeks.
A Grand Jury indictment is a charge only. The defendant is presumed innocent until guilt may be proved at a jury trial.