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Three pounds of pot leads to 14 weekends in jail for Buffalo man

A Buffalo man who was caught with nearly three pounds of marijuana in Niagara Falls last year was sentenced Thursday to 14 weekends in the Niagara County Jail.

County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III imposed the sentence on Christopher J. Sheperd, 28, of Brunswick Boulevard. He could have been sentenced to a maximum term of a year in jail for his guilty plea to fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

Falls police pulled over Sheperd's vehicle because of a traffic infraction on Hyde Park Boulevard March 21. They found 2.97 pounds of pot in a backpack on the back seat.

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