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Burglar booted from drug treatment, faces state prison

LOCKPORT – A man who continued using drugs after being admitted to a court-supervised drug treatment program will be sentenced June 29 for third-degree burglary.

Daniel R. McGill was ousted from the judicial diversion program Monday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon, who could send him to prison for as long as seven years.

McGill, 22, of Cayuga Street, Lewiston, entered the program in October 2013 after pleading guilty to a July 30, 2013, burglary at a house on Oak Hill Drive in Lewiston. He had agreed to pay $674 in restitution.

Also Monday, Lexie T. Quagliano, 32, of Niagara Falls, who had been allowed to reduce a felony charge to a petit larceny misdemeanor last October after seemingly succeeding in the diversion program, was found in violation of her conditional discharge for failing drug tests. Sheldon will sentence her July 7 to as long as a year in jail.

Quagliano said she relapsed and overdosed on drugs in November. “I thought I was dead,” she said. Her original crime was stealing her father’s credit card in February 2013. She has two previous drug-related felonies on her record.