Share this article

print logo

Falls man admits crack possession, enters treatment

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man was assigned to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment Wednesday by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III after the defendant pleaded guilty to possession of crack cocaine.

Rashue V. Black, 43, of 15th Street, admitted to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He had been charged with having 1.69 grams of crack Nov. 8, 2011, in the Falls.

In another Falls drug case Wednesday, County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas placed Lawrence A. Garabedian, 59, of 17th Street, on three years’ probation for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Garabedian was originally charged with selling heroin Nov. 27, 2011.