LOCKPORT – Claude J. Wilson, 35, of LaSalle Avenue, Niagara Falls, pleaded guilty in Niagara County Court Friday to having had two baggies of cocaine when Falls police checked him out in a parked car July 24.
Wilson admitted to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for possession of 2.38 grams of the drug near 18th and Niagara Streets. County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III scheduled sentencing for April 19 and promised Wilson, a second-time felon, a prison term of no more than 2 1/2 years.
Assistant Public Defender A. Joseph Catalano said Wilson is awaiting sentencing by State Supreme Court Justice Penny Wolfgang next month on an Erie County drug case that also carries a 2 1/2-year maximum sentence. Murphy will have the choice of making his sentence consecutive or concurrent with the one Wolfgang will impose.