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LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man who accepted a five-pound marijuana shipment at the Main Street post office in that city on Dec. 6 pleaded guilty Friday, and was admitted to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment.

Michael J. Crumpton, 23, of Calumet Avenue, admitted to second-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

The box was damaged in shipment, and postal inspectors were able to see what was inside. They alerted police, who were waiting to pounce when Crumpton picked up the package at the post office.

Crumpton faces up to 2½ years in prison if he washes out of the treatment program, but his charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor with a probation sentence if he succeeds.

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