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Lockport woman’s case dismissed after success in drug treatment

LOCKPORT – State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. Tuesday dismissed all charges against a Lockport woman who succeeded in a court-supervised drug treatment program.

Genevieve A. Kowalski, 29, had pleaded guilty Jan. 31, 2012, to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for selling the drug Suboxone to get money to buy stronger drugs, defense attorney George V.C. Muscato said.

Kloch had assigned her to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment, and Kowalski graduated from the program recently. Kloch said he could have required Kowalski to plead to a reduced misdemeanor charge and remain on probation until January 2015, but decided she could handle living without supervision.