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LOCKPORT – A North Tonawanda woman pleaded guilty in Niagara County Court this week to selling the drug Suboxone, but her attorney said she decided against entering the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment.

Amy L. Shank, 37, of Payne Avenue, admitted to a reduced charge of attempted fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, and was scheduled for sentencing Feb. 21 by County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Shank, who sold the drug at her apartment June 4, had considered the diversion program and turn it down, defense attorney James J. Faso Jr. said. Prosecutors are recommending probation for Shank, but Murphy made no promises. He could imprison Shank for as long as 18 months.