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Lockport drug dealer opts for more treatment

LOCKPORT – State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. gave two sentencing options to a Lockport drug dealer last week, and gave him a week to decide how he should be penalized for failing in the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment.

Monday, Kevon L. Sykes chose a 90-day stint in the state prison system’s drug treatment facility, with a penalty if he fails again of four years in a regular cell and three years of post-release supervision.

Sykes’ other choice was the six-month boot camp-style “shock incarceration” program, with a penalty of three years as a regular inmate if he didn’t shape up.

Sykes, 25, of Green Street, Lockport, had pleaded guilty in 2014 to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for selling crack cocaine twice in Lockport in July 2013.