Share this article

print logo

Two Lockport men face multicount drug indictments

LOCKPORT – Two Lockport men pleaded not guilty Wednesday in State Supreme Court to indictments accusing them of dealing drugs.

Thomas E. Howard, 26, of South Transit Road, is charged with two counts each of fourth-degree sale and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, one count each of third-degee sale and possession of a controlled substance, and single counts of fourth-degree sale and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said Howard allegedly sold fentanyl and hydrocodone Jan. 23, and hydrocodone and marijuana March 6, both in the Town of Lockport.

Duane J. Whalen, 56, of Main Street, is charged with two counts each of third-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance. Wydysh said Whalen sold cocaine to a police informant in the City of Lockport March 28 and 31.