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LOCKPORT - A man who was reselling stolen property in his Niagara Falls pawnshop pleaded guilty Wednesday in Niagara County Court.

Ruben G. Longoria, 57, of Pine Avenue, admitted to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The latter charge stemmed from the sale of the painkiller oxymorphone in Niagara Falls Nov. 2 and 16, 2012.

Longoria’s Pine Avenue shop, El Casino, was raided by police in May following a report from a burglary victim who saw items stolen from his home in the store window. The search warrant uncovered a stolen Niagara Falls police radio, Assistant District Attorney Joseph A. Scalzo said.

Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas scheduled sentencing for Jan. 31.

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