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LOCKPORT – A city man pleaded guilty Friday to making the drug methamphetamine in a Newfane home when police raided it Jan. 11.

James O. White, 21, of Olcott Street, admitted to third-degree unlawful manufacture of meth and could be sent to prison for up to 2½ years when he returns before Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

“This is probably the best I’ll get,” White commented.

A co-defendant, Sean A. Smith, 39, of William Street, Lockport, accepted a plea offer to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

White also must forfeit $256 police seized from him after raiding Smith’s then-home on Hope Lane in Newfane.

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