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>2 men plead guilty to drug charges

LOCKPORT -- Two Niagara Falls men pleaded guilty to charges involving cocaine before Niagara County Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr. Thursday, while two others denied similar charges.

Nathaniel Ali Sr., 52, of 20th Street, is to be sentenced May 12 for fifth-degree sale of a controlled substance. He sold cocaine to undercover Niagara Falls police May 5.

John J. Davis, 25, of Niagara Avenue, admitted to fifth-degree possession; he had almost half an ounce of cocaine with the intention of selling it in the Town of Lockport May 16. Sentencing is set for May 11.

Kerry A. Matlock II, 29, of Walnut Avenue, pleaded not guilty to third-degree sale and third- and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marijuana. He allegedly sold 600 milligrams of cocaine to an undercover Niagara Falls police officer July 30.

Malique L. Rogers, 30, of 12th Street, denied a third-degree cocaine sale charge. He and Jeffrey N. Brantley, 40, of Walnut Avenue, were accused of selling cocaine to police Aug. 25. Brantley didn't show up for arraignment, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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