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LOCKPORT – Romel L. Brundidge, an admitted drug dealer who washed out of the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in state prison Tuesday by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Brundidge, 26, of Forest Avenue, Niagara Falls, had pleaded guilty July 19, 2011, to fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and was admitted by Murphy to the court-supervised treatment program, whose rules he failed to obey.

Brundidge, who also faces 2 years of post-release supervision, sold hydrocodone in the Falls on July 2 and July 9, 2010.