LOCKPORT – A Town of Niagara woman admitted that she sold her own painkillers to a police informant when she appeared before State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. on Tuesday.
Brenda J. Sault, 58, of Savannah Street, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for selling the narcotic Fentanyl to the informant on Oct. 25, 2011. Sault will be sentenced on Dec. 10.
Sault originally had faced three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for selling the painkillers oxycodone and Fentanyl to the informant on Oct. 25, Nov. 1 and Jan. 23, but was allowed to plea to a single count on the lesser charge.
Kloch asked Sault if she needed the painkiller and Sault said yes, because she had herniated disks in her neck and back and a fractured hip. But she told Kloch, “I sold it to [the informant] when she asked me for it because I felt sorry for her.”