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LOCKPORT – Probation on a 2007 drug possession charge was going well for Nicholas J. Koch of Lockport – until he lost his job last year.

Koch, 25, of Passaic Avenue, Lockport, started drinking and stopped going to probation, Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas said Thursday. That led to a probation violation and the one-year County Jail sentence Farkas imposed Thursday.

“Obviously, the [drug] treatment didn’t stick,” the judge said.