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Lancaster woman pleads guilty in Lockport meth case

LOCKPORT – A Lancaster woman, one of three people arrested Nov. 10 when a Niagara County sheriff’s deputy found a car parked under a bridge was a rolling methamphetamine lab, pleaded guilty Friday in Niagara County Court.

Leeanne E. Ferris, 29, of Aurora Street, is to be sentenced Nov. 7 by County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III for fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree unlawful manufacture of meth. She faces a maximum of 5½ years in prison.

She was the driver of the car parked under the Day Road Bridge over the Erie Canal in the Town of Lockport. The deputy found more than half an ounce of meth oil, along with equipment and chemicals needed to produce the drug.

The others in the car have already been sentenced. Matthew C. Brown, 29, of Prentice Street, Lockport, is serving 2½ years in state prison. Barbara J. Dickenson, 22, of Spruce Street, Lockport, was sentenced to five years’ probation beginning with six months in jail.