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First Appearance In Newton Municipal Court For Individuals Caught Selling 'K2'

NEWTON, NJ – Two inmates from the Sussex County Correctional facility were brought across town to the municipal court Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Mary McCaffrey told the court she violated her probation by missing visitation because her daughter was very ill. She noted she turned herself in the Newton Police.

Judge James Devine, sitting in for the regular magistrate, pointed out McCaffrey owes $2,446 in fines. McCaffrey said she only has Social Security disability income, but will pay as soon as she is out of jail. She entered a plea of not guilty. Devine said he would set a hearing date.

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Also brought from the jail was Sholanda Thomas. She was charged with failure to do assigned community service. She said she did the service and paid fines. Devine said the court records show she paid no money. He also said he has no record the community service was transferred to Newark where Thomas lives.

Devine said he would release Thomas and allow her to pay $100 a month, but if she fails to return for a hearing, she will be back in jail. She must pay any back fines by Feb. 12.

Thomas was originally arrested for several bad checks.

A number of drug cases also came before Devine, which were covered here previously by The Alternative Press.

Ismail Alptekin, was charged with an indictable offense, possession with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana, also known by the name, "K2." He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, such as pipes, vaporizers, and rolling papers. He was represented by Riza Dagli.

Devine said he received a notice from Green Township about a similar charge. “I assume these are not consolidated, they just sent it over, but we have to call over there and see if we can coordinate.”

Because possession with intent is indictable, the case will go to county court.

Ahmet Ilhan was also charged with distribution of drug paraphernalia. Because he is not a citizen, Devine advised him to seek the advice of counsel.

Baris Makinaci was also charged with distribution of drug paraphernalia. He will have a Jan. 29 hearing, and will apply for a public defender.

A hearing will also be scheduled for Matthew DelGatto, who was charged with violating the terms of a conditional discharge. He tested positive for THC and alcohol, and failed to report to a drug education group.

Devine sentenced Raymond Oliver to 10 days with the Sheriff’s SLAP (Sheriff's Labor Assistance Program) program, and fine him $400, $33 court costs, $50 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund, and $75 to the Safe Neighborhood fund for filing a false police report. He plead guilty to reporting a violation that did not occur.

Roger Williams entered a guilty plea on three trespassing charges at Chun Bo Restaurant.. He was fined $150 for each charge, plus $33 costs each, $50 VCCF each and $75 Safe Neighborhoods each.   

Other cases involved motor vehicle offenses.

Michelle Roberts plead guilty to a first offense driving while intoxicated. The police report said this was a “first offense, she was polite and cooperative.” Devine fined her $500, $30 costs, $50 VCCF, $75 Safe Neighborhoods, and $200 DWI surcharge. He also suspended her license for seven months and ordered a one-year interlock on her ignition.

Devon Simons entered a guilty plea for operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner for a Sept. 12, 2012, accident causing property damage. He was fined $400, $33 costs, $50 VCCF and $75 Safe Neighborhoods. He was also sentenced to 10 days in jail, with SLAP permitted.

 

Editor's Note: Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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