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3 drug felons sent to prison

LOCKPORT - Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon sent three men to state prison for drug felonies in separate cases Wednesday.

Edward K. Washburn, who flunked out of a court-supervised drug treatment program, was sentenced to three years, plus three years of post-release supervision. Washburn, 38, of John Street, Lockport, sold the anti-seizure drug clonazepam and the painkiller oxycodone in February 2015 in Lockport.

Defense attorney Joshua Dubbs asked permission for Washburn to surrender after the holidays so he could spend Christmas with his children. Sheldon refused, saying, "This is a man who had nine children with five women. I don't think the children are really that important to him."

Tyrone J. Perry Jr., 32, one of three people arrested in an Oct. 15, 2015, drug raid at a home they shared on Whitney Avenue in the Falls, was recommended for the state prison system's secure drug treatment program. But Sheldon said if Perry, who pleaded guilty to fourth-degree drug possession, isn't eligible or washes out of the program, he will face three years in a regular cell and three years of post-release supervision.

Perry's brother, Davonne M. Perry, 29, and Davonne's girlfriend, Jennifer M. Spina, 26, now of Niemel Drive, both were placed on probation Wednesday, although Davonne Perry must serve six months in jail first. Police said they seized cocaine at the Whitney Avenue home, along with $280 in cash, which was forfeited by the defendants.

Christopher R. Miller, 34, of 23rd Street, Niagara Falls, drew two years behind bars and two years' post-release supervision for an Oct. 22, 2015, arrest that resulted in a guilty plea to attempted fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.


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