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LOCKPORT – There was applause Monday in Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas’ courtroom as she dismissed all charges against a Town of Lockport woman who succeeded in the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment.

Victoria R. Russell, 29, of Oriole Drive, pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge last year for selling Suboxone to police informants in 2011. But Russell made it through diversion without a single penalty sanction.

The news wasn’t so good for Angela M. Colavecchia, 38, of Walnut Avenue, Niagara Falls, who was sentenced to a year in jail by County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III for violating probation on her conviction for selling cocaine in the Falls in 2010.

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