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Two Falls residents admit to drug felonies, opt for treatment

LOCKPORT – A man and a woman from Niagara Falls pleaded guilty to separate drug felonies Tuesday, and each was assigned to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Teron D. Moore, 28, of Niagara Avenue, who was allegedly caught with cocaine March 14 when police investigated a domestic incident at his girlfriend’s Town of Niagara home, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and faces up to nine years in prison if he washes out of treatment.

Assistant District Attorney Cheryl L. Nichols said Moore still faces a first-degree criminal contempt charge in an unrelated domestic incident.

Nicole R. Beiter, 35, of 17th Street, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance: three-tenths of an ounce of cocaine, which she had April 12, when she was living in the Town of Lockport. Five and a half years in prison is the maximum penalty if she fails in diversion.