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Press Release - Sentencing of Joseph Bokun

Release Date: December 17, 2018

December 17, 2018
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Joseph Bokun, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on December 14, 2018.
     Bokun, age 21 of Highland Lakes, was sentenced to three years of probation.  He was ordered to obtain a General Education Diploma, complete inpatient treatment and follow all aftercare requirements, submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations, submit a DNA sample, and pay fines and fees totaling $1,205.00. 
     He pled guilty on October 1, 2018, to Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a third degree crime. 
The defendant was in possession of heroin on May 17, 2018, in Vernon Township.
     Bokun was represented by Shaun Morgan Russell, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.