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Amherst man pleads guilty in drug-related Lockport burglary

LOCKPORT – An Amherst man, who said he relapsed into drug addiction after five years of being clean, pleaded guilty in Niagara County Court Wednesday to entering a City of Lockport home last year in an effort to take prescription drugs.

Joshua D. Talun, 25, of Robin Road, admitted to second-degree burglary and was assigned to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment by County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

“It’s now worse than it’s ever been,” Talun said of his drug problem. “I never thought I’d get back to this point, abusing drugs and selling everything I owned.”

The crime occurred Oct. 7 on Evans Street in Lockport. The residents of the home captured him and turned him over to police.