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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Sentencing of Joseph Colon

Release Date: May 08, 2018

May 7, 2018
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Joseph Colon, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 4, 2018.
     Colon, age 29 of Boonton, was sentenced to four years of probation.  He was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service work, submit to a substance abuse evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made from same, attend AA/NA meetings a minimum of three times per week, submit to random urine screenings, and pay fines and fees totaling $1,130.00.
     He pled guilty on March 12, 2018, to Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a third degree crime.
On November 20, 2017, Sparta Police stopped Colon for a motor vehicle offense.  Colon was in possession of heroin at that time.
     Colon was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Shaina Brenner.