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Probationer arrested after attempting to defraud drug test

Arrested: Steven I. Nunes, age 34, of Franklin, NJ.

On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Sheriff’s Officer Warren Slahor responded to the Sussex County Probation Department to investigate a report of a probationer attempting to defraud a court ordered drug test.


Upon his arrival, Sheriff’s Officer Slahor encountered Steven Nunes. Further investigation revealed Nunes to be in possession of a prescription label that had been altered to include his name.


Nunes was immediately placed under arrest and transported to the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office where he was processed.


Nunes was charged with defrauding the administration of a drug test, a third degree crime. He was given a future date to appear in Newton Municipal Court and released.


Sheriff’s Officer Mike Yanko assisted in the arrest.