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Man who made $3,000 cocaine sale pleads guilty

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man who sold $3,000 worth of cocaine to a Niagara Falls police informant last year accepted a plea offer Wednesday in Niagara County Court.

Paul D. Fields, 29, of 80th Street, is to be sentenced Sept. 17 for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said Fields sold 2.19 ounces of cocaine on May 15, 2014.

County Judge Sara Sheldon accepted Wydysh’s recommendation of a 5½-year limit on sentencing; the normal maximum for the charge is nine years. Also, Fields must repay the $3,000 to the Niagara Falls Police Department. Fields remains free on $25,000 bail pending sentencing.