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Judge to repeat offender: 'You are a threat to the community because you keep setting up meth labs'

For the third time in six years, Raymond M. Burley has been imprisoned for operating a methamphetamine lab in Niagara County.

In 2009, Burley was the first local man to operate a mobile meth lab and taught others how to make the drug, Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon said Monday, quoting from a Probation Department pre-sentencing report.

"You are a threat to the community because you keep setting up meth labs," Sheldon told Burley, 31, as she sentenced him to 2 1/2 years in prison.

The sentence will begin after he completes about 18 months he owes for violating parole on his 2014 conviction. He also has a felony meth conviction from 2012.

Burley's latest arrest came July 3, 2017, when police raided Burley's room in the B-Cozy Motel on Niagara Falls Boulevard in North Tonawanda.

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