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Breaking Bad: Former Palisades Park man gets drug court probation for selling crystal meth

Photo Credit: Courtesy NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

UPDATE: A Bergen Catholic graduate from Palisades Park was sentenced to probation for selling crystal meth and GHB from his Somerset County home.

John N. Norton, who was arrested by State Police detectives moments after they said he delivered meth and liquid GHB in a plastic bottle to someone outside the house late last year, must spend five years in Somerset’s drug court program.

The intensively supervised program requires ongoing treatment, regular court appearances, constant random drug testing.

New Jersey State Police detectives said they found another man in the middle of a possible drug overdose, whom they rescued, when they raided Norton’s home in early December. They reported seizing more than four ounces of crystal meth and 36 ounces of GHB, both valued at $15,000, as well as drug paraphernalia and $4,000 in cash.

Three weeks earlier, Norton, 33, was arrested in Hunterdon County on charges of methamphetamine possession after police said they stopped him for driving erratically on Route 202. He later pleaded guilty to that charge, for which he was expected to get a probationary term folded into today’s sentence.

Norton resigned as vice-principal of an elementary school in Franklin Township, where he was living, soon after that arrest.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

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