LOCKPORT – Steven J. Hummel, 20, of Oliver Street, North Tonawanda, pleaded not guilty Thursday in State Supreme Court to a four-count indictment accusing him of selling prescription painkillers.

Hummel is charged with two counts each of fourth-degree criminal sale and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. He allegedly sold buprenorphine March 16 and 20 in North Tonawanda.

In another North Tonawanda painkiller case, Daniel P. Schwartz, 32, of Main Street, City of Tonawanda, admitted to seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for illegally having hydrocodone in North Tonawanda Feb. 24. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas scheduled sentencing for March 21.