LOCKPORT – Two defendants who pleaded guilty to felonies and entered a court-supervised drug treatment program collected their rewards Wednesday for successfully completing the program: reduction of their charges to misdemeanors and sentences of three years’ probation, with the time spent in treatment counting toward the three years.
Irene McCormick, 32, of Ferry Avenue, Niagara Falls, had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree burglary for her role in a Jan. 6, 2011, break-in at a home on Creek Road in Porter. She was the lookout and driver for the burglar. Her charge will be reduced to second-degree criminal trespass, with official sentencing due Dec. 19 from County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.
Kevin T. Johnson, 30, of Grape Street, Buffalo, saw his drug charge cut from third-degree sale to seventh-degree possession by County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III. Johnson sold crack cocaine in North Tonawanda on Aug. 31, 2010.