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LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man was sentenced Wednesday to 2½ years in state prison, plus two years of post-release supervision, for hiding a quarter-ounce of cocaine in a cast on his broken leg.

But Michael A. Lorraine, 27, of 25th Street, faces other legal problems, including an indictment accusing him of firing a gunshot from the outdoors through the wall of a Ninth Street apartment Jan. 25, narrowly missing a 7-year-old child. He also is under indictment on a weapons charge that accuses him of having a Taser during a Jan. 20 domestic incident.

In all, Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas said, Lorraine has nine open dockets in Niagara Falls City Court, awaiting action.

The cocaine arrest occurred on Nov. 19, 2012, and Lorraine pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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