LOCKPORT – Drug-addicted Newfane burglar Sasha N. Botting was ordered into an inpatient drug treatment facility by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. Tuesday, after she failed a drug test conducted in the court’s restroom.
“I cannot let you slide downhill. You’re worth fighting for. I’m going to fight for you,” Kloch told Botting, 23, of Hatter Road. “It would hurt me if I read in the paper you were dead from drugs.”
He ordered Botting taken to jail to await a bed at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital’s Clearview Treatment Services in Lewiston, where she will undergo a 28-day rehabilitation program. Botting, who is on interim probation for now, will return to court Feb. 26.
She and boyfriend Travis J. Watts, 28, burglarized a neighbor’s home Aug. 2. Each pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary. Watts was admitted to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment in December.