LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man, who had been rejected for court-supervised drug treatment Monday, pleaded guilty Thursday and faces up to 2½ years behind bars when he is sentenced April 25 by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.

Pedro J. Velazquez, 28, of A Street, admitted to third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and third-degree auto stripping.

Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said Velazquez was arrested on the meth charge when police raided his home April 27. During a previous court appearance, Assistant Public Defender Michael E. Benedict said Velazquez’ mother tipped off police to the meth making.

Velazquez also vandalized a woman’s car in Niagara Falls July 1.