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>Guilty plea entered to drug-dealing charge

LOCKPORT -- Brett F. Brazeau, 47, of 26th Street, Niagara Falls, pleaded guilty to a drug dealing charge in Niagara County Court on Wednesday. Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza scheduled sentencing April 20 for Brazeau, who admitted to attempted third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He sold cocaine Aug. 8 in the Town of Niagara.

In another drug case, a county grand jury indicted Terrance Moragne, 27, of 16th Street, Niagara Falls, on charges of possessing 1.79 grams of cocaine with the intention of selling it in Niagara Falls on Aug. 29.

Moragne is charged with third- and fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance, two counts of disorderly conduct and single counts of resisting arrest, unlicensed driving, making an illegal turn and not wearing a seat belt.


>Two charged with assault after tavern argument

HARTLAND -- Two men were charged with assault by Niagara County sheriff's deputies following an argument at a Ridge Road tavern Tuesday night.

Mark J. Wilson, 23, of Checkered Tavern Road, Appleton, and Vito Peritore, 22, of Countyline Road, Middleport, were charged just before midnight.

A Ridge Road man said he and Wilson exchanged insults about their mothers and then Wilson became angry and struck him in the face.

Then, the man told deputies, Wilson's friend, Peritore, jumped in and did the same. An ambulance took the 36-year-old victim to Newfane Inter-Community Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Deputies said they found the two men in a vehicle on Quaker Road. Peritore said he was just trying to break the fight up but was charged when deputies found scratches on his hands, according to reports.


>Drunken driver given five years' probation

LOCKPORT -- A North Tonawanda man who pleaded guilty to a felony count of driving while intoxicated was sentenced Tuesday to five years' probation, a $2,500 fine and 100 hours of community service by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza.

Paul J. Brady III, 25, of Second Avenue, was arrested Oct. 4 in North Tonawanda.

In another drunken-driving case before Sperrazza on Tuesday, Tommy H. Mims, 56, of Portage Road, Niagara Falls, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and not wearing a seat belt. Court papers said Mims' blood alcohol content was measured at 0.12 percent after Niagara Falls police arrested him Sept. 29.


>Man gets prison time for two drug felonies

LOCKPORT -- A man who pleaded guilty to two drug felonies was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza.
Daryl J. Means, 37, of Linwood Avenue, Niagara Falls, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree and attempted fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested with cocaine in his possession March 13 in a police raid at a home on Lock Street in the City of Lockport and again Sept. 19 in Niagara Falls.


>Falls man denies drug possession count

LOCKPORT -- The first of three people indicted in connection with an Aug. 3 drug raid in Niagara Falls pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Niagara County Court.

Cory C. Mayfield, 22, of Linwood Avenue, denied two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He is accused of planning to sell 3.94 ounces of crack cocaine.

Awaiting arraignment are Wilbert Hayes III, 21, and his girlfriend Rashie K. Perry, 20, of 18th Street, both of whom are charged with third- and fourth-degree possession of controlled substances. They are accused of intending to sell half an ounce of crack cocaine.

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