October 12, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse, in Newton, on October 11, 2016 by Ricky McCarthy.
McCarthy, age 61, of Sussex pled guilty to the third degree crime of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. Sentencing is presently anticipated for December 9, 2016.
He admitted to selling heroin, in the Borough of Sussex on July 11, 2016, to an individual cooperating with the Sussex County Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force.
McCarthy was represented by Jannie Cerra, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Jerome P. Neidhardt.