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Press Release - Plea of Ryan J. Platt
Release Date: January 22, 2020
January 21, 2020
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 January 21, 2020 by Ryan J. Platt.
Platt, age 21, of Highland Lakes, pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a crime of the third degree. Sentencing is presently scheduled for February 14, 2020.
The defendant admitted he was in possession of Cocaine when questioned by New Jersey State Police when they responded to a report of an erratic driver and things being thrown out of a vehicle window.
Platt was represented by Erik Hassing, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.