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Third-time felon gets "shock" in cocaine case

Derek M. Stewart of Niagara Falls, who has been to state prison twice before, was sentenced Tuesday to a stint in the boot camp-style "shock incarceration" program for having 2.66 ounces of cocaine when police raided his home last year, while he was on parole.

Stewart, 33, of Sixth Street, will serve four years in a regular cell if he can't complete the shock program, State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. ordered. Stewart also must forfeit $1,466 police seized in the Sept. 27, 2016, raid.

Stewart served three years for a 2006 drug conviction when he violated parole after going through a treatment program. He owes time on a five-year sentence for a 2013 reckless endangerment conviction, for which he was on parole at the time of the drug raid.

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