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Lockport meth maker pleads guilty

LOCKPORT – A married father of three is headed for drug treatment in state prison after pleading guilty Monday to third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

Vincent E. McCabe, 35, of Elmira Street, Lockport, was arrested after police raided his home and seized a supply of meth and equipment to take the drug.

When she heard McCabe has three children, Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon told him, “What an example for them you are. And your choice of drug is very, very dangerous.”

McCabe’s record includes a 2010 federal conviction for conspiring to possess or distribute cocaine. He also was arrested Nov. 29 in North Tonawanda when police said they stopped his vehicle and found meth-making equipment inside. Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said McCabe will be allowed to plead guilty in City Court to a misdemeanor charge for that arrest.

When he returns before Sheldon Feb. 4, McCabe will be sentenced to a 90-day stint in the state prison system’s secure drug treatment facility, assuming he commits no more crimes before then.