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Lockport man admits to meth felony; also wanted in Tennessee

LOCKPORT – A Lockport man, arrested here with a backpack full of ingredients and equipment for making methamphetamine, has accepted a plea offer in Niagara County Court.

Joseph M. Lequeux, 25, of Washburn Street, pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree unlawful manufacture of meth. Prosecutors recommended a one-year County Jail sentence, after which Lequeux can be extradited to Tennessee, where court officials said he is wanted on warrants charging him with cocaine distribution.

County Judge Sara Sheldon will sentence him Aug. 14 and could give him as long as 2 1/2 years behind bars. He was arrested Jan. 14 on South Transit Street.

In another drug case, Bradley A. Miner, 28, a former City of Lockport resident who has since moved away, was placed on three years’ probation Monday by Sheldon for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was originally accused of selling drugs in Lockport Jan. 6, 2014.