LOCKPORT – Two City of Lockport men pleaded guilty to drug felonies in separate cases Tuesday before Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III. Both face a maximum of 2½ years in prison when they are sentenced Jan. 15.
Jeffery R. Thomas, 48, of Webb Street, admitted to second-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said the county Drug Task Force raided Thomas’ former home on Youngstown-Lockport Road in Porter Aug. 15 and found he had been growing marijuana outdoors. They seized 12.57 pounds of the drug.
Kurtis R. Washington, 22, of Cottage Street, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He sold crack cocaine to a police informant Dec. 5 on Elmwood Avenue in Lockport.
Washington already is serving a state prison sentence for another drug conviction, but he is due for release Jan. 24, Murphy said.