October 2, 2017
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of John Nystrand, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on September 29, 2017.
Nystrand, age 36 of Newton, was sentenced to four years probation and was given a jail credit for 21 days already served. He was ordered to obtain and maintain employment, complete a TASC evaluation and comply with all recommendations of probation, and pay fines and fee.
He pled guilty on July 24, 2017, to Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a third degree crime, and Driving while Suspended.
The defendant was found to be in possession of controlled dangerous substance, drug paraphernalia, and driving while suspended after Newton Police were investigating a call concerning an erratic driver.
Nystrand was represented by Shaun Russell, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Laura Nazzaro.