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Lockport meth maker pleads guilty, headed for state prison

LOCKPORT – A Town of Lockport man whose efforts to cook methamphetamine caused his neighbors to call 911 will serve a mandatory state prison sentence after pleading guilty Tuesday in Niagara County Court.

“I was trying to get high,” explained Thomas V. Fusco, 33, who will be sentenced to something between two and four years behind bars for third-degree unlawful manufacture of meth when he returns before Judge Matthew J. Murphy III Nov. 15.

Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said firefighters were summoned to Fusco’s apartment at 6383 Robinson Road on Aug. 10 by neighbors alarmed by the smoke and odor coming from the residence.

Fusco faces mandatory prison time because he is a repeat felon. He pleaded guilty in 2013 to a burglary and a robbery, each of which occurred in October 2012. He was on parole from a two-to-six year prison sentence at the time of the meth arrest.

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