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Two-time shooting victim pleads guilty to selling drugs

A Niagara Falls man who was shot twice over six months pleaded guilty Monday in State Supreme Court to selling drugs.

DeMario A. Chandler, 29, of 18th Street, admitted to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. assigned him to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment, meaning Chandler, a repeat felon, risks up to 12 years in prison if he fails to break his drug addiction.

Chandler was charged with selling cocaine and clonazepam in separate incidents last July in the Falls.

Chandler was shot Sept. 26, 2015, and March 11, 2016, in Niagara Falls. Anthony L. Riley, 26, of the Falls, was sentenced to eight years in prison for the shootings, which Riley's attorney said probably were drug-related.



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