November 28, 2017
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of guilty pleas to accusations before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on November 27, 2017, by Brian Liljestrand.
Liljestrand, age 39 of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Forgery, both third degree crimes, and Driving Under the Influence, a motor vehicle offense. Sentencing is presently anticipated for January 26, 2018.
The defendant was stopped on June 16, 2017, in Lafayette for a motor vehicle offense. In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to being in possession of heroin and to driving under the influence. He also admitted to paying for merchandise with a fake $100 bill on September 1, 2017, in Frankford, New Jersey.
The cases were investigated by Trooper David Thomas and Trooper Adam Finch of the New Jersey State Police.
Liljestrand was represented by Elizabeth Foster, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.