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Lockport man arraigned in cocaine case

LOCKPORT – A City of Lockport man, who allegedly had cocaine on him when police checked out his car Aug. 27, pleaded not guilty Friday in Niagara County Court.

Jason I. Jones, 34, of Bristol Avenue, was indicted on charges of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Judge Sara Sheldon set bail at $2,000 for Jones, who has two prior felony drug convictions.

Assistant District Attorney John P. Granchelli said Feb. 26, when Jones failed to show up for his originally scheduled indictment, that Lockport police were checking out a report of gunfire and found Jones in his vehicle near the scene. He was not connected to the report of shooting, Granchelli said.

In another drug case Friday, County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III imposed five years’ probation on a former Lockport resident who sold $25 worth of Suboxone on Genesee Street in Lockport April 24, 2014. David M. Buckeye, 28, now of Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.