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Man imprisoned for having drugs in Niagara County Jail

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man who was found to have marijuana and Suboxone in his Niagara County Jail cell last year was sentenced Wednesday to a 90-day stint in the state prison system’s secure drug treatment facility at Willard Correctional Facility.

If Michael A. Quarcini, 42, of Eighth Street, washes out of the treatment program, he faces 1 1/2 to three years in a regular cell.

Quarcini pleaded guilty to a felony, attempted first-degree promoting prison contraband, in the wake of the March 21 cell search.

Quarcini admitted having a lengthy criminal record, but he told County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III, “It was all drug-fueled. I’m not a bad person.”