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Drug dealer sentenced to treatment in prison system

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls drug dealer who flopped on interim probation was sentenced Wednesday to a stint in a drug treatment facility operated by the state prison system.

If Johnny L. Mulkey fails in that program, he will serve two years in a regular cell, plus a year of post-release supervision, State Supreme Court Justice Richard L. Kloch Sr. ordered.

Mulkey, 27, of Belden Place, had pleaded guilty in March 2014 to selling crack cocaine in the Falls in January 2013.

In another drug case, Kloch kicked Kevon L. Sykes, 25, of Green Street, Lockport, out of the judicial diversion program of court-supervised local drug treatment, and could send him to prison for as long as nine years when Sykes returns to court March 1. Sykes was charged with two crack sales in the City of Lockport in July 2013. Kloch said there was reason to believe Sykes had slipped back into using drugs, and jailed him without bail.