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Buffalo man imprisoned in North Tonawanda crack case

LOCKPORT – A Buffalo man who was caught with crack cocaine in North Tonawanda March 3 was sentenced Monday to a year in state prison.

However, Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas recommended that Kenneth Z. Jackson be assigned to the boot camp-like “shock incarceration” program, which could lead to parole in six months.

Jackson, 29, of Donaldson Road, had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He threw away a bag of crack as North Tonawanda police chased him from Schenck Street to Bryant Street, Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said.