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Judge lets North Tonawanda drug dealer choose his sentence

LOCKPORT – A North Tonawanda man who sold the drug Suboxone in 2011 was given a choice of how to serve time in jail Friday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon.

The judge asked Christopher M. Kindron, 35, of Warner Avenue, whether he wanted to begin a five-year probation term with four months of weekends in jail, or six months of straight time. Kindron chose the weekends to enhance his chances of keeping his job. He also must perform 25 hours of community service.

Kindron had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for selling Suboxone to a police informant on Aug. 22, 2011. Kindron was in the North Tonawanda drug court program for 2½ years before being kicked out last year.