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Falls man jailed for two drug felonies

LOCKPORT – Charles L. Walker, a Niagara Falls man who continued to fail drug tests while on probation for two 2014 drug felonies, was sentenced to a year in Niagara County Jail Friday by County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Walker, 22, of Willow Avenue, had pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for selling crack cocaine to a police informant in the Falls in November 2014. He also admitted to attempted fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance after police seized about one-third ounce of cocaine from his car during a September 2014 traffic stop. He had to forfeit $1,597 police also seized.

In another drug sentencing Friday, Judge Sara Sheldon gave Frank O. Rowles, 56, of Pierce Avenue in the Falls, a conditional discharge with 20 days in the county work program. Rowles pleaded guilty to seventh-degree possession for having cocaine, which he denied was his, in his truck when police stopped it in Wheatfield Feb. 28, 2015.