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Puerto Rico native imprisoned for Falls burglary

LOCKPORT – Eduardo E. Rodriguez, 21, of 24th Street, Niagara Falls, was sentenced Friday to four years in prison and five years of post-release supervision for breaking into a house on Niagara Avenue in the Falls on Nov. 16.

Rodriguez, a native of Puerto Rico who addressed the court through a Spanish-language interpreter, faced a mandatory prison sentence from Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon because he is a second-time felon. He was convicted of third-degree burglary in Erie County in 2011.

In another case before Sheldon Friday, Justin D’Antuono, 34, of Shenk Road, Sanborn, pleaded guilty to seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was scheduled for sentencing Aug. 21. D’Antuono took the misdemeanor plea offer after being indicted for two reported drug deals last year in Sanborn. He was charged with selling the anti-anxiety drug alprazolam April 2, 2014, and the opiate buprenorphine May 13, 2014.