December 13, 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 December 12, 2016 by Joshua Bardwell.
Bardwell, age 33, of Newton pled guilty to the third degree crime of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. Sentencing is presently anticipated for January 20, 2017.
He admitted to selling heroin to an individual cooperating with the Sussex County Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force on September 27, 2016 in the Town of Newton.
Bardwell was represented by Leann Healy, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Jerome P. Neidhardt.