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Press Release - Sentencing of Matthew J. Williams

Release Date: October 25, 2018

October 11, 2018
      Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Matthew J. Williams, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on October 5, 2018.
     Williams, age 25 of Blooming Grove, PA, was sentenced to four years probation.  He must submit a DNA sample, complete a Substance Abuse Evaluation, obtain/maintain full-time employment, attend weekly AA/NA meetings and pay all fines and fees.
     He pled guilty on August 20, 2018 to Possession of CDS (Heroin), a third degree crime.  Williams admitted that he and his two co-defendants had just purchased the drugs in Paterson prior to getting pulled over.
     Williams was represented by Nicole Rizzolo, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Sally Anne Monkemeier.