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LOCKPORT – Johnny W. Collins, a Niagara Falls cocaine dealer who absconded in 2006 while on interim probation instead of showing up for final sentencing, was ordered to Niagara County Jail for a year Wednesday.

“Originally, this probably would have been a probation case,” County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas said.

Collins, 56, had pleaded guilty in 2005 to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and was placed on one year of interim probation by then-County Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr. on Jan. 19, 2006. Collins had admitted selling cocaine in the Falls on May 14, 2005.