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Guilty pleas settle two thefts from Falls stores

LOCKPORT – Two defendants pleaded guilty Thursday in connection with thefts from Niagara Falls businesses, and both were assigned to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment.

Atrel M. Hudson, 22, of Niagara Avenue in the Falls, risks up to seven years in prison for third-degree burglary if he can’t get clean and sober in the two-year treatment program. Hudson admitted before State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. that he broke into Cameron Liquor, 2901 Pine Ave., on May 31.

Pamela D. Adside, 52, of Ivanhoe Road, Buffalo, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny, which carries a maximum four-year prison term. She admitted to Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon that she stole $1,374 worth of merchandise Jan. 20 from the Sky Boutique at Seneca Niagara Casino.

If drug treatment is successful, each defendant will be able to have the felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor with a non-jail sentence.

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