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Former River Styx Grill Owner Sentenced to 5 Years for Heroin Distribution

Jefferson resident will be eligible for parole in one year and eight months.

A Jefferson resident who pleaded guilty to distributing heroin out of his Hopatcong restaurant was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

John Davieau, 56, will be eligible for parole in one year and eight months, according to NJ.com. Davieau's attorney said his client plans to apply for admission into the Intensive Supervision Program to be released earlier, according to the report.

Davieau's attorney said his client got involved in the drug trade when he developed an "emotional relationship" with a Hopatcong heroin addict, NJ.com reported.

The addict, Rachael Dean, was one of seven people charged in the case and pleaded guilty in October to possession of heroin.

Davieau, whose sale of the River Styx Grill is pending, pleaded guilty in November to conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to distribute.

Davieau and others were arrested Aug. 6 after a six-month investigation by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, Hopatcong Borough Police, Jefferson Township Police and other law enforcement agencies.
randy colson May 09, 2014 at 09:43 AM
This legal system is insane. Here is a guy selling heroin to our children in our town and he will be out in less then 2 years? This was heroin!!! How much time and effort does law enforcement put in into catching these low lifes and this is the result? His attorney stated that this dirt bag was a "pillar of our community". How do these attorney's sleep at night? A proper legal defense is one thing but this is ridiculous.
B B May 09, 2014 at 10:07 AM
He was trying to "help" her, ya right! help her right into bed.
respeck4all May 09, 2014 at 11:50 AM
...........and the money he made, does he get to keep it?
STATE PARK May 09, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Funny how the town council an H P D where bragging how they got the big one he got 18 months after all is done. JOKE stop bragging he has more money in the bank then you make in a life time and will do 18 months. Glad he's gone but not for long.
Cynthia Housman May 10, 2014 at 03:51 PM
Judicial System is a real joke. How many got sick, died etc.? His excuse is a poor one.

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