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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Sentencing of Tannis Posey

Release Date: January 09, 2018

January 8, 2018

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Tannis Posey, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on January 5, 2018.
     Posey, age 41 of Newton, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and four years of probation.  His driver license was ordered suspended for two years, and he was ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made from same, complete 48 hours at the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center, perform 30 days of community service work, install Interlock for three years, submit a DNA sample at his own expense, and pay fines and fees totaling $2,219.00. 
     He pled guilty on November 6, 2017, to Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a third degree crime, Resisting Arrest, a Disorderly Persons offense, and Driving While Intoxicated (second offense), a motor vehicle violation.   
     On November 10, 2016, in Newton, the defendant was in possession of cocaine, resisted arrest by not cooperating with arresting officers, and drove while intoxicated.
     Posey was represented by Daniel Marchese, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.