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Indictment charges Falls man with having 2 pounds of cocaine

LOCKPORT – Michael C. Sawyer of Niagara Falls pleaded not guilty in Niagara County Court Friday to an indictment that accused him of having two pounds of cocaine in his home when police raided it Dec. 7.

Sawyer, 28, of Michigan Avenue, is charged with first- and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

In another arraignment in a Niagara Falls cocaine case Friday, James A. Jackson, 38, of Niagara Avenue, denied charges of third- and fourth-degree possession, along with fifth-degree marijuana possession and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia. The charges resulted from a search warrant executed at Jackson’s home July 15.

Also Friday, Judge Sara Sheldon imposed three years’ probation on Bryan A. Jordan, 35, of East High Street, Lockport, who had pleaded guilty to seventh-degree drug possession after being accused of making two heroin sales for $150 in the fall of 2014 in Lockport.