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Lockport fentanyl seller risks 9 years in prison

LOCKPORT - A City of Lockport man who sold fentanyl March 3 and 10 pleaded guilty Wednesday and entered a drug treatment program, risking as long as nine years in prison if he doesn't beat his drug addiction.

Thomas McGrew, 43, of Mill Street, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance before Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Another defendant was admitted to drug treatment by Judge Sara Sheldon. Lesley J. Maziarz, 49, of Main Street, North Tonawanda, pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree possession of cocaine with the intention of selling it. She and Stephen J. Papoi, 31, of Main Street, who took the same plea deal last month, had to forfeit $202 police seized when arresting them July 18.

Maziarz and Papoi also could go to prison for a maximum of nine years if they don't succeed in the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment.


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