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Porter man pleads guilty in meth case

LOCKPORT – A man who had a large quantity of methamphetamine oil in his Lewiston home when police raided it last year pleaded guilty Tuesday in Niagara County Court.

Barring unexpected information in a presentencing report, Judge Sara Sheldon promised to impose a five-year probation sentence June 15 on Frank J. Caraglin II, 33, now of Blairville Road, Porter. He was living on Calkins Road in Lewiston at the time of the raid July 13.

Caraglin, who had no previous arrest record, admitted to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, which carries a maximum penalty of 5 1/2 years in prison. He admitted that he rejected a misdemeanor plea offer in Lewiston Town Court, a move that defense attorney Ryan Hanna said Caraglin made because he would have been sent to drug court, which would have conflicted with Caraglin’s work schedule.

Caraglin also admitted he was taking Suboxone at the time of the arrest. He said the drug was prescribed because he had become dependent on painkillers after he suffered a back injury.