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Lockport man admits to oxymorphone sale

LOCKPORT – A City of Lockport man pleaded guilty in Niagara County Court Wednesday to a felony charge for selling oxymorphone to a police informant in the city Aug. 20.

Edward Ruhland, 43, of Allen Street, admitted to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and could go to prison for as long as 2 1/2 years when he returns before County Judge Sara Sheldon July 15. He also will have to repay $60 to the county Drug Task Force.

In another drug case Wednesday, Shaun W. Allen, 34, of Tonawanda Creek Road, Town of Lockport, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on two counts each of third-degree sale and possession of cocaine. The alleged sales to a police informant occurred Oct. 30 and Nov. 3, Deputy District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann said.