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Absconder may be headed for state prison in drug case

LOCKPORT – A Lockport man who headed for North Carolina while awaiting sentencing on a drug felony may be headed for state prison, after Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon on Monday canceled her commitment to limit his sentence to a year in Niagara County Jail.

Daquan T. McDougald, 21, of Lincoln Avenue, had pleaded guilty last November to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for selling cocaine Jan. 7, 2014, in the Town of Lockport. At the time, Sheldon agreed to a prosecutor’s recommendation to limit the sentence to a year, but Sheldon told McDougald Monday that the deal has been withdrawn. He faces up to 2 1/2 years in state prison when he is sentenced Aug. 17, and is being held without bail in the meantime.