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North Tonawanda drug charges dismissed against Buffalo man

LOCKPORT – A Buffalo man who pleaded guilty to selling crack cocaine in North Tonawanda had his case dismissed Friday after completing a court-supervised drug treatment program in 13 months.

Dwight M. Hayes, 31, of Kensington Avenue, got the good news from State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr., who had placed him in the judicial diversion program in May 2015. Hayes sold the drug to a Niagara County Drug Task Force agent Sept. 30, 2014, and risked nine years in state prison if he had washed out of treatment.

In another Niagara County drug case involving a Buffalo man, Judge Matthew J. Murphy III gave Timothy J. Ellison, 32, of Riverview Place, three years’ probation for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Ellison sold crack cocaine in Niagara Falls Nov. 25, 2013.