LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man pleaded not guilty to a six-count cocaine possession indictment in Niagara County Court Tuesday, but he also asked to be screened for admission to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment. He would have to plead guilty to enter the program.
Jason M. Klinger, 37, of 15th Street, was arrested March 9 when a probation officer visiting his home found multiple bags of alleged cocaine.
A grand jury charged Klinger with third-, fourth-, fifth- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, along with unlawful possession of marijuana and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
Assistant District Attorney Ryan K. Parisi said Klinger was charged with having multiple bags of cocaine of various weights, which he allegedly intended to sell, along with marijuana and some pills.