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Falls man, extradited from Vegas, denies drug charges

LOCKPORT – A man who had moved from Niagara Falls to Las Vegas for a job opportunity was ordered held in lieu of $20,000 bail Tuesday, after he pleaded not guilty in Niagara County Court to a four-count drug indictment.

Jason R. Palmer, 27, of Niagara Street in the Falls, is charged with two counts each of third-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance. He allegedly sold crack cocaine to a police informant Nov. 21 in Niagara Falls and Nov. 26 in Lewiston.

Palmer said in court that the arrest warrant was found during a background check for his job in Vegas, and he was extradited to New York to face the charges.