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Lockport robber gets shock incarceration sentence

LOCKPORT – A man who committed a robbery during a drug deal was recommended for the state prison system’s boot camp-style “shock incarceration” program Monday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon.

If Derrick D. Powell doesn’t make it through the six-month program, he will have to serve 16 months to four years in a regular cell.

Powell, 31, of Dysinger Road, Town of Lockport, pleaded guilty to third-degree robbery in the March 29 theft of $60 during a drug transaction in the Town of Lockport.

Powell originally was promised no more than a year in the County Jail, but he failed at that by taking the drug Suboxone while he was in a court-ordered inpatient drug rehabilitation program.