March 13, 2018
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 March 12, 2018, by Brian Franklin.
Franklin, age 21 of Flanders, pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a third degree crime. Sentencing is presently anticipated for April 27, 2018.
In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to being in possession of heroin on October 7, 2017, in Hopatcong.
The case was investigated by Ptl. James Still of the Hopatcong Police Department.
Franklin was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.