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Sanborn man admits to felony in drugstore caper

LOCKPORT – A Sanborn man pleaded guilty to a drug felony Thursday in Niagara County Court, as he said he obtained a supply of painkillers from a pharmacist he knew by using his neighbor’s empty prescription bottle for a refill.

Scott M. Goodman, 37, of Cambria-Lewiston Town Line Road, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was admitted to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment by County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Goodman obtained hydrocodone and acetaminophen Nov. 12 at CVS in Sanborn, Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said. If Goodman fails in the diversion program, he faces up to four years in prison, since this is his second drug felony.