LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls woman has become one of the rare success stories in the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment.
Gina M. Frey, 26, of Augustus Place, on Thursday was allowed to cancel her guilty plea to a drug felony and replace it with a misdemeanor. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas then granted her a conditional discharge instead of placing her on probation. Defense attorney James J. Faso Jr. said Frey plans to move to Florida soon.
Frey, who was pregnant with her third child at the time, sold cocaine to a police informant Nov. 11, 2010. She pleaded guilty and was admitted to diversion in August 2011, risking a nine-year state prison if she failed in the program.