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Lockport man imprisoned for having 2 ounces of cocaine

LOCKPORT – Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas sent Gary Kelly of Lockport, who was caught with more than two ounces of cocaine in his home, to prison for 3 1/2 years Wednesday.

Kelly, 42, of John Street, had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police who raided his home March 6, 2012, seized 2.05 ounces of the drug and $1,731 in cash, which Kelly forfeited.

In another drug case Wednesday, Farkas placed Jason A. Kozlowski, 37, of Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda, on three months’ interim probation, pending a final sentencing decision. Kozlowski pleaded guilty to attempted fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after selling Suboxone in North Tonawanda June 12.