LOCKPORT – A Falls man is likely to face a long prison term after Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas today outlined his lack of participation in the court-supervised drug treatment program.
Lester Lamar Jr., 25, of C Street, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance on Dec. 16, 2011, with charges to be reduced to misdemeanors with probation if he succeeded in the judicial diversion program. But failure as a second felony offender means Lamar is looking at up 12 years in prison.
Farkas said Monday that Lamar has had poor compliance, been called disinterested and disengaged, and was found with illicit drugs in his blood on several occassions, and also missed treatments and drug court sessions.
“Everyone has pretty much had it with you," Farkas said. “I’ve reached the end of my rope."
Lamar admitted in December that he had sold crack cocaine in a Town of Niagara parking lot March 28, 2011, and then led police on a car chase during which he sideswiped a house and struck a utility pole.
Lamar will return for sentencing Jan. 10.