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Lockport woman, indicted on cocaine charges, seeks treatment

LOCKPORT – A City of Lockport woman, indicted on cocaine possession charges, pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Tuesday but also asked to be screened for a court-supervised drug treatment program.

State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. ordered the screening for Devan R. Matthews, 26, of Stevens Street. She was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell when police found the drug and a scale in her residence March 6.

Assistant District Attorney Laura T. Bittner said police obtained a search warrant after seeing the material while responding to a call about an unwanted person at the Stevens Street address.

In another case before Kloch Tuesday, Charles R. Harper was placed on five years’ probation and fined $1,000 for a felony count of driving while intoxicated. Harper, 50, of Olcott, was arrested Oct. 17 in Newfane. He also must serve 30 days in the county work program.

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