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Lockport man sentenced in pot-dealing case

LOCKPORT – A Lockport man was sentenced Thursday to five years’ probation, 26 weekends in jail and 30 days in the Niagara County work program for selling 3.9 pounds of marijuana on Oct. 30 in Hartland.

State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. imposed the sentence after defense attorney James J. Faso Jr. said the car-detailing business owned by defendant David J. Manna would fold if he was sentenced to straight jail time.

Manna, 46, of South Transit Street, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sale of marijuana. After the Oct. 30 deal, officers searched Manna’s car and found another 1.9 pounds of pot, and they also found a small amount at Manna’s workplace.

In a plea deal, charges were dismissed against Manna’s wife, Deborah L. Manna, 45, who was in the car. Charges remain open against a friend, Clayton J. Kelkenberg Jr., 33, who also is under indictment in an unrelated sex case.

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