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LOCKPORT – Steven C. Lewis, a burglar who failed in a court-supervised drug treatment program by committing more crimes, was sentenced to 7 1/3 to 12 years in state prison Wednesday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.

“You committed house burglaries while on judicial diversion. That’s inexcusable,” Farkas told Lewis, 26, of Third Street, Youngstown.

Lewis was placed in diversion in February 2013 after pleading uilty to third-degree burglary for a Dec. 3, 2012, break-in on Ulrich Drive in Porter. He was booted from the program Feb. 7 and pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary for a Nov. 29 burglary on 13th Street in Niagara Falls.

After he gets out of prison, Lewis will face five years of post-release supervision and $7,000 restitution order for the 13th Street crime.

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