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Press Release - Sentencing of Christopher Wayne

Release Date: May 13, 2019

April 18, 2019
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Christopher Wayne, who appeared before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on April 12, 2019.
     Wayne, age 22 of Highland Lakes, NJ, was sentenced to two years probation.  He must also undergo a mental health evaluation and pay fines and fees.
     He pled guilty on February 11, 2019 to possession of a controlled dangerous substance, a third degree crime and driving while intoxicated.  Following a stop of his motor vehicle, Wayne was placed under arrest and found to be in possession of crack cocaine.
     Wayne was represented by Charles O’Connell, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Rachelle Jones.