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Drug smuggler’s testimony doesn’t help NT man

LOCKPORT – A woman who tried to smuggle drugs into the Niagara County Jail when she reported to serve a 60-day sentence for a narcotics misdemeanor will have to stay longer this time.

County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III on Wednesday imposed a one-year jail term on Lisa M. Kish, 32, of Niagara Street, North Tonawanda, for second-degree promoting prison contraband. On May 21, she tried to sneak Suboxone strips and Seraquel pills into the jail.

Before she was taken away Wednesday, Kish went to the courtroom of State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr., to testify for the defense in another case.

Kish didn’t help David L. Serrano, 43, of Main Street, North Tonawanda. After an hour of deliberations, a jury convicted him of first-degree criminal contempt for violating a restraining order by prowling through the bushes outside a North Tonawanda woman’s home Aug. 29, 2014. Kloch jailed Serrano without bail to await sentencing Nov. 6, when he could go to state prison for as long as four years.