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Falls man indicted in three drug deals from 2013

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man pleaded not guilty in State Supreme Court Friday to an indictment charging him with making three cocaine sales to an undercover police officer in the Falls in late 2013.

Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said Rico Johnson, 47, of Ontario Avenue, had been wanted for five months on an indictment warrant before being caught Thursday by Falls police. He is charged with three counts each of third-degree sale and third- and fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance in connection with drug deals that allegedly occurred on Nov. 25 and Dec. 6 and 20, 2013.

In another case Friday, Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. dismissed all charges against a Town of Niagara woman who succeeded in court-supervised drug treatment after pleading guilty in 2014 to a felony drug possession charge. Amanda M. Camidge, 20, had five different drugs when she was arrested after the car in which she was riding was pulled over Oct. 15, 2013, in Wheatfield.