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Lockport man admits to burglary, drug deal

LOCKPORT – A City of Lockport man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Niagara County Court to burglarizing a home and selling drugs in separate incidents.

Jeffrey S. Hewitt, 25, of Washburn Street, admitted to third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, and County Judge Sara Sheldon assigned him to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment. Hewitt risks up to 12 1/2 years in prison if he fails to kick his drug addiction.

Hewitt admitted burglarizing a home on East Union Street in Lockport Oct. 11, one of four burglaries to which he was connected by police. He also sold a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen Oct. 15, 2014.

A co-defendant in the burglaries, Tarence S. Callaham, 18, of Washburn Street, is mulling an offer to plead guilty to second-degree and attempted second-degree burglary. He’s also awaiting sentencing Feb. 16 for a petit larceny case in which he stole money out of a friend’s hand Jan. 17.