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Newfane man arraigned on meth charges

LOCKPORT – A man who was arrested April 4 in a Niagara County Drug Task Force raid on an alleged methamphetamine lab in an Olcott home was arraigned on a 10-count indictment Friday in State Supreme Court.

Dearick L. Hoefer, 32, of Newfane, pleaded not guilty to five counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, four counts of third-degree sale and one count of manufacturing meth.

He was one of two men arrested in the raid in 1579 Franklin St. The other, Geoffrey Linderman, 28, was charged with maintaining a public nuisance. A hazardous materials team was called to clean up the drug-related chemicals in the house.