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From the courthouse / County Court action Nov. 2 and Nov. 7

>Nov. 2

Nichole G. Lowe, 31, of Walnut Avenue, Niagara Falls, was sentenced to three years in prison by Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza for violating probation on her 2005 guilty plea to attempted third-degree sale of cocaine. She sold the drug to undercover police in Niagara Falls twice in late 2004.

Noel P. Williams, 25, of Walnut Street, Lockport, drew two years in prison from Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr. for fifth-degree sale of a controlled substance. Williams sold cocaine to a police informant in Newfane on June 27.

Michael J. Sullivan, 31, of 17th Street, Niagara Falls, was sentenced by Sperrazza to two years in prison for attempted third-degree possession of cocaine. He was arrested Nov. 13, 2006, when he let Niagara Falls police into a Norwood Avenue home and surrendered more than an ounce of cocaine to them.


>Nov. 7

Anthony L. Riley, 17, of 20th Street, Niagara Falls, faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to seconddegree criminal possession of a weapon for having a loaded handgun. However, he also is eligible for youthful offender status. Broderick will make the call Dec. 18. Riley was arrested March 20, when Niagara Falls police stopped a car in which he was riding on 20th Street and found on the floor a .32-caliber Beretta pistol that had been reported stolen in 1983. There were bullet holes in the car; police stopped it while investigating a report of shots fired. The driver, Percy L. Hilson Jr., 19, of 79th Street, was indicted on a crack cocaine possession charge.

Arus L. George, 22, of Whitney Avenue, Niagara Falls, pleaded not guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana. Assistant District Attorney Susan B. Bjornholm said George was arrested after a traffic stop in the Town of Niagara on May 23. Police said they found cocaine in the car and marijuana both in the auto's console and in George's pocket.

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