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Falls man headed back to prison in drug, gun cases

LOCKPORT – Victor E. Johnson, 33, of Woodlawn Avenue, Niagara Falls, who served 10 years in state prison on a 2003 drug conviction, is headed back behind bars after pleading guilty to two felonies Friday in Niagara County Court.

Johnson admitted to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for dealing crack cocaine Sept. 24, 2014, in the Falls, and to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon for having a .22-caliber handgun and two boxes of ammunition when he was arrested in a Jan. 19 police raid on an apartment on Packard Court in the Falls.

Judge Sara Sheldon said she will sentence Johnson concurrently on June 17, thus limiting his prison time to seven years. The legal maximum total for the two crimes is 11 years.

In another drug case Friday, Jesus M. Ubiles Sr., 68, of Washburn Street, Lockport, pleaded guilty to seventh-degree possession after originally being charged with twice selling the painkiller hydrocodone in Lockport in September 2014. Ubiles could go to jail for a year when State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. sentences him June 10.