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Drug, weapon cases end with pleas

A Niagara Falls man pleaded guilty to two drug felonies Friday in Niagara County Court.

Courtney D. Sistrunk, 26, of South Avenue, admitted to fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and attempted fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza has scheduled sentencing for Jan. 29.

Sistrunk was arrested in a Niagara Falls traffic stop March 30 with 2.4 grams of cocaine in his auto. He was arrested again Aug. 21 on Centre Avenue with 18 grams of cocaine in his possession, according to court documents.

In another double felony plea, a former Niagara Falls resident who now lives in Buffalo pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges.

Steffon D. Dickerson, 18, pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and attempted fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Sperrazza could send him to prison for up to four years when she sentences him Jan. 23.

Dickerson was tracked down by Niagara Falls police Aug. 10 after they received a report of a man with a gun at 20th Street and Walnut Avenue. Dickerson, who also had 1.4 grams of cocaine at the time, was apprehended in the 600 block of 20th Street, court papers said.

In another case, Bobby J. Parmer, 44, of Orleans Avenue, Niagara Falls, was arraigned Friday on a six-count indictment accusing him of two burglaries.

Parmer denied charges of second- and third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of petit larceny.

Parmer is accused of breaking into a shed on Willow Avenue in Niagara Falls June 21 and stealing a bicycle, a tire and two car ramps. He allegedly broke into a home on Elmwood Avenue July 1 and stole jewelry and DVDs. Police said at the time that Parmer also stole a lawn mower that day from a Linwood Avenue home.

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