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Newfane meth maker gets plea deal after rehab

LOCKPORT – A Newfane man who pleaded guilty two years ago to making and selling methamphetamine saw his felonies reduced to misdemeanors Wednesday by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr., because he has nearly completed a two-year treatment program.

Dearick L. Hoefer, 34, of Main Street, is to receive no worse than a probation sentence Feb. 25 for two counts of seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance. He risked as long as eight years in prison if he had failed in the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment.

Hoefer was arrested April 4, 2013, in a police raid on a meth lab on Franklin Street in Olcott.