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Charges dismissed in Wheatfield man’s cocaine case

LOCKPORT – A Wheatfield man who pleaded guilty to possessing 0.18 ounces of cocaine in 2013 with the intention of selling it saw his conviction canceled and the case dismissed Friday after he successfully completed the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment.

Jason T. Dilar, 35, of Walmore Road, risked nine years in prison if hadn’t beaten his drug addiction. It took him about a year and a half to get through the program, Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon said.

Another diversion success story was Michael J. Crumpton, 25, of Calumet Avenue, Niagara Falls, who entered the program in October 2013 after pleading guilty to accepting a five-pound box of marijuana at the Falls’ main post office in December 2012.

Sheldon canceled his felony conviction, allowed Crumpton to plead guilty to a violation and gave him a conditional discharge.