May 9, 2017
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 8, 2017, by Daniel Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, age 23 of Bronx, New York, pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a third degree crime. Sentencing is presently anticipated for June 30, 2017.
On March 25, 2017, Vernon Township Police responded to an incident at Route 515 and Wilkie Way. In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to being in possession of MDPV, one of a class of drugs commonly known as “Molly”.
The case was investigated by Cpl. W. Terrill of the Vernon Township Police Department. Rodriguez was represented by Steven Insley, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.