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Drug treatment behind bars ordered for Falls man

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls drug dealer who was kicked out of a civilian drug treatment program will try one behind bars, State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. ordered Wednesday.

Ralph X. Gillon, 44, of Niagara Avenue, was assigned to the state prison system’s Comprehensive Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment program for six months. If he fails, he will serve 2½ years in a regular cell plus two years of post-release supervision.

Gillon pleaded guilty earlier this year to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for selling heroin in Niagara Falls in April 2013. He was assigned to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment, but was ousted Oct. 1 after being kicked out of two inpatient treatment facilities.