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LOCKPORT – The drug trade in Niagara Falls became a little less crowded Friday, as Lavon D. Parks announced in Niagara County Court that he’s moving away.

However, he won’t get to leave the state until he finishes the prison term County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas imposed on him Friday for two felonies: six months in the state’s “shock incarceration” boot camp, with a two-year regular sentence and two years of post-release supervision facing him if he fails the program.

Parks, 23, of 18th Street, had pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, admitting that he sold crack cocaine to an undercover police officer March 1, 2013. That also triggered a probation violation on his 2009 conviction for drug sales, and he forfeited $283 seized when Parks was arrested on another drug charge last year.

“I hate Niagara Falls. I don’t want to go back to Niagara Falls,” Parks said. “I’m moving somewhere else and I’m starting a new life.”

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