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LOCKPORT – Lawrence G. Congi, who washed out of court-supervised mental health treatment because of his cocaine addiction, was sentenced to a year in jail Wednesday for knifing a man a year ago in a Niagara Falls motel.

Congi, 41, of Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Falls, had pleaded guilty in February to third-degree assault and was assigned to Niagara Falls mental health court.

But Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas said Wednesday, “Your addiction to cocaine is so powerful, any medication you received through mental health court wasn’t going to be effective.”

The 33-year-old victim suffered a six-stitch cut over the eye in the Dec. 9 incident in the Memory Lane Motel on Niagara Falls Boulevard.