LOCKPORT – Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III dismissed charges Tuesday against a Buffalo man who succeeded in the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment, But he ousted a Niagara Falls man from the program after repeated lapses.
Eugene J. Davis, 55, of Shirley Avenue, Buffalo, had pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in January 2013 after selling cocaine to a police informant in North Tonawanda June 21, 2012. He committed no violations during his time in diversion.
However, Isaac I. Shavers, 37, of Cleveland Avenue, Niagara Falls, faces up to nine years in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 23. He was kicked out of diversion after four violations. Shavers argued the most recent one was some marijuana smoking he attributed to stress over issues involving his children. Shavers pleaded guilty May 7, 2013, to third-degree sale for selling crack cocaine in the Falls Oct. 24 and Nov. 2, 2012.