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Food service worker at Niagara University imprisoned on drug, gun charges

Charles G. Lamar, who works for the food service vendor at Niagara University, was sentenced Thursday to 3 1/2 years in state prison for drug and gun possession.

Lamar, 54, of Linwood Avenue, Niagara Falls, has a lengthy criminal record, including a 2011 drug felony, State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. said.

In the latest cases, Lamar was found slumped over the wheel of his car June 11 on 20th Street in the Falls, and 0.16 ounces of crack cocaine was found in the auto. He also had to forfeit $611 police found on him.

On July 14, 2016, Falls police searching Lamar's vehicle for drugs found a loaded handgun. Lamar said Thursday that he obtained the gun for protection after someone tried to rob him at gunpoint.

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