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Falls cocaine dealer placed on probation

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls cocaine dealer who was removed from a court-supervised drug treatment program after he was arrested for further drug deals was sentenced to five years’ probation Thursday by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Carl A. Zimmerman, 37, of Linwood Avenue, had pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for peddling cocaine on Pierce Avenue in the Falls on July 24, 2012. He was ousted from the judicial diversion program after two more drug deals in April 2014.

In another case Thursday, Teresa R. Petroziello, 43, of Ransom Street, Lockport, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving while under the influence of drugs and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. scheduled sentencing March 11 for Petroziello, who was arrested Aug. 5, 2014, in the City of Lockport.