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Lockport man caught on wiretap pleads guilty to selling heroin

A Lockport man who was caught on a wiretap using codes to discuss a drug deal pleaded guilty Friday before U.S. Magistrate H. Kenneth Schroeder to conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to sell, U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. said.

Prosecutors say that between June 2013 and September 2015, Dion Cheatham, 44, sold heroin and fentanyl he obtained from Trent Hamilton to multiple customers. On Dec. 13, 2014, prosecutors say Cheatham talked on the phone with Hamilton about acquiring drugs and then went to his home on High Street in Lockport to obtain heroin and fentanyl. Investigators have video surveillance of Cheatham arriving at the address.

Charges are pending against Hamilton.

The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Meghan A. Tokash and Michael P. Felicetta and was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Lockport Police and the Niagara County Drug Task Force.

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