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Press Release - Plea of Susan J. Fells

Release Date: July 08, 2019

July 1, 2019

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley Jr., J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on July 1, 2019 by Susan J. Fells.
     Fells, age 56, of Sussex, pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a crime of the third degree.  Sentencing is presently scheduled for August 16, 2019.

     The defendant admitted she was in possession of Cocaine and hypodermic needles while she was a passenger in a vehicle during a motor vehicle stop by New Jersey State Police.  She also admitted she was in possession of hypodermic needles during another motor vehicle stop in Franklin.
     Fells was represented by Elizabeth Smith, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.