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4-year prison term ordered for Niagara Falls drug dealer

LOCKPORT - A former Niagara Falls drug dealer who violated probation on two felonies was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison.

State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. said he had run out of options for dealing with Albert A. Kreps Jr., 41, of Livingston Avenue.

Kreps had pleaded guilty to the felonies for making cocaine sales in Lewiston and Niagara Falls in the fall of 2012. His sentencing was delayed two years because of health problems, and he was finally placed on probation in August 2015. But Kreps kept using drugs and violated the probation rules, Kloch said.

In another drug case Thursday, Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon imposed a three-year state prison term on Jason I. Jones, 34, of Ashland Avenue, Niagara Falls. Jones was living on Purdy Road in the Town of Lockport June 29, when he was arrested in a police raid on a methamphetamine lab.

Jones subsequently pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The plea deal involved dismissal of an earlier indictment that accused Jones of possessing cocaine in the City of Lockport in August 2015, but he did agree to forfeit $421 police seized in that arrest.


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