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Man who robbed Lockport hospital of opiates at gunpoint avoids prison

Adam D. Kibler, who robbed the Eastern Niagara Hospital emergency room of opiates at gunpoint, was sentenced Monday to five years' probation.

Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III said he agreed with Lockport Detective Lt. Todd Chenez, who told a probation officer that Kibler should get one chance, but any probation violation should result in the maximum seven-year prison sentence.

After nine months in jail, Kibler, 25, of LeVan Avenue, Lockport, pleaded guilty Feb. 14 to attempted second-degree robbery, and entered a drug rehabilitation program.  He also got several months of drug treatment.

He brought two rifles and a fake bomb to the hospital about 4:45 a.m. May 7, 2016. He left with some Dilaudid and was missed by two shots fired by a Lockport police officer. Kibler was arrested later in the day.

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